Idea: mapping bicycle collisions in Cape Town

31st July 2016 / 2 comments

I would like to establish a Google Map on which all of the cycling collisions (and muggings, and bikejackings) reported in the media can be mapped and tracked. There can be no doubt that such a map (if one doesn’t already exist – please DM me on Twitter or comment here, if so) would start…

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Presenting at the South African Transport Conference, 2016

18th July 2016 / 0 comments

From 3-6 July, I had the great luck of presenting a chapter written with Gail Jennings and Ezra Goldman that examines the last decade of investment in non-motorised transport in Cape Town at the South African Transport Conference at the CSIR conference centre in Pretoria. The time spent in Pretoria was interesting on a number of…

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Dissertation Fieldwork: Day 2, 27.06.16

28th June 2016 / 0 comments

I arrived around 10am at the Ocean View High cycling club, run by J. As it had been raining, that day’s planned school holiday cycling programme was cancelled and J and I spoke at the club, before going on a brief bike tour of the neighbourhood and having coffee and talking at Imhoff’s Farm. Although J…

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Dissertation Fieldwork: Day 1, 24.06.16

28th June 2016 / 0 comments

Friday 24 June 2016 Train to Fish Hoek station, bike to Masiphumelele. Met with Solomon ‘Morgan’ Chikumba, proprietor of the Masi Bike Shop, a Bicycle Empowerment Centre founded by the Bicycle Empowerment Network in this vibrant informal settlement. Morgan and I spoke for several hours. I explained the aims of my research. He felt strongly…

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