25 Aug 2016

Project Glow Wear

From Nine To Noon, 9:39 am on 25 August 2016

While people are encouraged to ditch the car for their daily commute those walking or cycling are at risk if they can't be seen by vehicles.

Greater Wellington Regional Council figures show most cyclists are hit at peak times because they weren't seen by drivers and pedestrians wearing dark clothing is among factors for fatal crashes. With that in mind, the council has just hosted a design competition - Project Glow Wear - which features clothing, coats and accessories using materials which reflect light, so they are better seen in the dark.

GWRC's Manager of Sustainable Transport Melanie Thornton and winner of the Arrow Uniform's Commercial Viability Award Kataraina Filer from Stokes Valley.