Interpreting the need to shift from petroleum vehicles as a primary objective, and contextualizing cycling as complementary to electrical vehicle usage, this project looks at ways of making cycling easier and more accessible for mainstream users.
Weather in Vancouver is a primary barrier to cycling. Weather gear does exist but as it is cumbersome and time consuming to dress, it is most often used by committed urban cyclists.
This project looks at a hybridization of clothing and enclosure in an effort to offer ease-of-use to help the casual rider to change their use patterns. The simple design is a way to gear up quickly to ride on those days when it is just rainy enough to inhibit riding.
This project resulted from a collaboration with PowerTech Canada in which We were asked to explore alternative modes of transportation.
I am currently working on a commercial version of the design for launch in 2016.