3 June 2014
At the recent Velo-city Global conference in Adelaide, Luke Elrath demonstrated some innovative, everyday cycling clothes with integrated reflective components and modifications to make cycling safer and more comfortable.
The reflective elements are highly visible at night but subtle at other times - such as a jacket collar that can be flipped up to reveal a reflective backing and jeans cuffs with built-in reflective strips.
Elrath says, "I want my clothes to be comfortable when I am riding my bike (which is daily, almost everywhere I go), I want them to make me easy for motorists to see at night, and I want them to look good.
"My favourite part of this trend is that to the untrained eye all these garments just look like … clothes. ... I can reach into my drawer and know that I have several choices of pants, shorts, shirts and jackets that look casual, fit in at the office or the coffee shop, and still have the features that allow them to excel on the bike."
Find out more about Luke, a Philadelphia-based forensic investigator, and what he calls the 'sartorial cycling revolution' at http://phillypedals.com/reflecting-casual-cycling-clothing/
Motorists are advised that four new red light and speed cameras have been activated today, Tuesday, 10 December, at high-priority locations.
Motorists are advised that a new red light and speed camera has been activated today (Thursday, 5 December) at the intersection of Montague Road and Walkleys Road, Ingle Farm.
Pedestrian safety is set to be improved at a busy wombat crossing in front of the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, with construction underway on a $128,000 safety upgrade.
Road surfacing works will be undertaken on Ayliffes Road, St Marys this weekend, as part of the Darlington Upgrade Project.