‘Transport & Security the Real Issues for 2025’ conference. September 2007 (curated by L. Gamman and Thorpe A.)
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. London
Adam Thorpe, Shane Johnson, and Aiden Sidebottom of Bikeoff presented Responses to bike theft: Design, implementation, evaluation at this conference. This presentation summarises research undertaken as part of Holborn Gateway project. It begins by introducing the problem of bicycle theft, reviews the factors that contribute to it, describes current knowledge of offender modus operandi and considers the role design can play in reducing bicycle theft. It then describes the process of developing and evaluating seven prototype bicycle parking stands installed at an on-street cycle park in central London, designed to improve cyclists locking practice and thereby reduce opportunities for bicycle theft. Results are presented which indicate that locking practice at the prototype bicycle stands was significantly better than that observed at the ‘control’ bicycle stands at the same site. The presentation ends with discussing future research aspirations and implications of the findings for bicycle theft reduction and design against crime more generally.
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