Do you think this “Cyclist Wing” work in Singapore?

by chuwa on August 21, 2010

Riding in Seoul with a safety cyclist wing

Riding in Seoul with a safety cyclist wing

A conceptual work I did for the Seoul Cycle Design competition.
Cyclist safety is one of the main concern that stop potential cyclist to choose bicycle as a mode of transportation.
Many drivers, even some cyclist, believe cyclist enjoy the road at the expenses of road tax paying car-owners.
The “Cyclist Wing” enhance cyclist visibility and safety on the road. From the driver’s perspective, the “Wing” makes cyclist becomes 300% more visible, and therefore easier to avoid.
“Safety by number” is an important factor supported by a huge body of research finding. More cyclist = more safety for cyclist .
The “Wing” makes the visual population of cyclist in any city increased to 300% with the same number of cyclists. Driver need to drive more carefully due to the apparent increase number of cyclists on the road.

With the air-cleaning function of the “Wing”, cyclists make a tangible contribution to the environment, at the same time return the right-of-way to cyclist.
it is also a subtle reminder of the harmful pollution from cars. The “Wing” earn the right-of-way for cyclist from a social perspective.

The “Wing” will help to tilt the favor towards cyclists and turn more potential cyclist into real cyclist.

Do you think the air-cleaning-cyclist-wing concept can work in your city?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

johnson August 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm

where can i buy this? I think it would work wonder in Singapore.

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totobobo August 24, 2010 at 10:29 am

Last Sunday we did a test ride with a simple prototype of the “Cyclist safety wing”:
http://vimeo.com/14376637

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Tom September 1, 2010 at 6:05 am

This is good. I am a driver and also cycle some times. I know it is easier to to give way to cyclist if they are VISIBLE. To often cyclist don’t know they can be very dangerous on the road by not making themselves visible.

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