With helmet cams getting cheaper, and phones being able to be used as tracking devices, we can expect a rash of studies like these around the topic of cycling. Recently I spent a morning at T.U.Delft with Stefan van der Spek
, who is at the leading edge of this kind of research, and shortly I’ll be helping to supervise a group of students using their iPhones and cameras to study cyclists’ experiences of Launceston Tasmania.
I see tracking as a method waiting for questions. One that I would like to ask, is how do cyclists’ perceptions differ depending on their aversion to danger or effort? Fit a camera and tracking device to an average mum
trying not to be killed on her bike, and you will get a very different picture to the one we get when a young hipster plays with his hero cam.