Cycle-Space Book Connects Cycling, Architecture & Urban Design
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 16 June 2012
Dr Steven Fleming, lecturer at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the Universite of Newcastle is trying to raise funds to get his book “Cycle-Space” off the ground. Understanding why people are choosing bikes, argues Dr Fleming, is key for discovering the full potential of the bicycle as a transformative force in the design of our cities.
“Cycle-Space is where architecture and urban design can begin to optimise conditions for cycling, and take inspiration from the aesthetics and ethics of cycling as well. It is where cities can begin reducing emissions, commute times, ill-health and sprawl. With portraits of major cities and their cycle secrets, Cycle-Space is the first book to view the city through the lens of the bicycle, and offer a new ways of designing better cities.”
To make this book a reality, Dr Fleming is using the crowd funding portal Pozible to attract funding and from the $8000 required already has half of the funds required. The $50 pledge will get you a copy of the book when published.