Road safety team trials new cycle jacket
City of York Council’s road safety team has been trailing a new hi-vis jacket that aims to maximise cyclists’ visibility.
Created by Bristol Oilskin & Overall Co, the bespoke jacket features angled fluorescent bands as well combined red and yellow panels to provide maximum visibility on the road.
The jacket is made from high performance fabric ‘Bootex’, which is lightweight and breathable as well as 100% waterproof and windproof.
Trish Hirst, City of York road safety officer, said: “The team use their bicycles as their primary transport at work all year round, and this means being out in all weather conditions.”
Jayne Ward, a school crossing patrol officer in York, said: “The contrast of colours really worked and are very vibrant. The coat certainly got me noticed when I was cycling around York.
Trish Hirst added: “We are a year in, and the jackets have been in regular use, but they are still fit for purpose with many years wear left in them.”
For more information about the jackets contact Andrew Fox at Bristol Oilskin on 01934 414142.