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Lan-Chi Lam

Airbag, Helmet – Cycling Fashion? Ja!

A bit late for CicLAvia, but never too late for fun. From one of my favorite blogs, and straight out of Sweden (of course) — Hövding: the hidden, inflatable airbag helmet. Industrial designers, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin began working on Hövding together as their joint master thesis: The law that had just [continue reading]

Technology + Bike = Secure Bike?

In a recent NPR – Marketplace story, travel writer Patrick Symmes talks about an experiment he’s conducting with bikes and GPS trackers — you see Symmes has had seven bikes stolen, and he’d had enough! In a lengthy write-up for Outside magazine, the journalist attaches GPS trackers to ‘bait’ bikes [continue reading]

Notes on Metro technology

Lan-Chi Lam is the Interactive Design and Strategy Manager at Metro. She will be writing occasional posts to update readers about Metro’s use of technology to communicate with our customers. Mobile Web As of December 2011, 30 percent of all web traffic visiting metro.net came from a mobile device (smart [continue reading]