City cycling: health versus hazard

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City cycling: health versus hazard

Postby Ross » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:37 pm

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Re: City cycling: health versus hazard

Postby find_bruce » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:18 pm

I got lost somewhere along the way. Was there a conclusion somewhere that I have missed or just a bunch of anecdotes ?
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Re: City cycling: health versus hazard

Postby il padrone » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:35 pm

Probably as close to a conclusion as you'll get:

“Making people feel safer on bikes should not mean equipping them with high-vis and reflective helmets,” says Jack Harris, owner of London’s Tally Ho! Cycle Tours. “We need infrastructure that allows a broader cross-section of society to get onto a bike.” The places that are serious about encouraging cycling as a safe, accessible and pleasant mode of transport have some tough decisions to make about vulnerable users, including cyclists, in the allocation of urban space.
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
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