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by Wanlock Dod
13 Jan 2020, 8:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 90
Views: 2504

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

Above it is suggests that normalising certain attire reduces safety and cycling. How so? The normalisation of helmets, hiviz, and lights during daylight makes a clear statement to non-cyclists that cycling is inherently dangerous and is definitely not the kind of activity that they ought to try the...
by Wanlock Dod
9 Jan 2020, 7:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 616
Views: 14996

Re: Why wear black?

Something that hi-viz definitely doesn’t do is persuade people who don’t cycle that cycling is the kind of safe and normal activity that they could do themselves.
by Wanlock Dod
3 Jan 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4538

Re: Helimeds.

The problem with ‘injury stats’ is that they don’t look at consequential events. The helmet less rider very well may have been squished by a truck, and a helmet wouldn’t have helped against the truck squishing, but that stat doesn’t take into account anything that happened previous to the big signi...
by Wanlock Dod
31 Dec 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4538

Re: Helimeds.

No self respecting church goer would abandon their faith simply because someone had found a few “scientific” studies claiming that there was no evidence to support their beliefs. It matters not which church they worship at. Ramen. It is interesting to observe in these discussions that there is only ...
by Wanlock Dod
15 Dec 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic calming?
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: Traffic calming?

I've seen oncoming cars that were leaving less space on my side than between themselves and the parked ones... :( I don’t think that this is at all unusual, I have observed it many times as a passenger with quite careful drivers. I’ve wondered if it was that parked cars are more likely to scratch p...
by Wanlock Dod
4 Dec 2019, 4:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23253

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

...The ideal situation, in terms of transport, sees people live so near to their place of work that access to it is quick, easy and cheap. However people no longer live that way and the structure of commerce and public services (like hospitals and schools) is such that we now have ‘centralised’ sit...
by Wanlock Dod
1 Dec 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets

https://www.ecohelmet.com/
Made of paper and folds small enough to fit in a jersey pocket, whilst meeting the same standard of protection as a typical cycle helmet. Sounds ideal for conscientious objectors. Not yet available.
by Wanlock Dod
1 Dec 2019, 7:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: World-first mobile phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 274

World-first mobile phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia

World-first mobile phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia The world-first mobile phone detection cameras, according to Transport for NSW, which manages the state’s transport services, operate day and night in all weather conditions to determine if a driver is handling a mobile phone. ... T...
by Wanlock Dod
22 Nov 2019, 8:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

Why not just take a nice ride through the dunes in the Zuid Kennemerland National Park to Haarlem and take a train. It’s a fairly easy ride to follow the main road along by the canal if you just turn left out of the ferry port, and keep left (but without crossing the canal by either a bridge or ferr...
by Wanlock Dod
19 Nov 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet reports show up concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: Helmet reports show up concerns

It is a great irony that the cycling conditions that helmets are designed for are exactly the kinds of conditions that many people choose not to wear a helmet for, and the kinds of conditions where helmets are unlikely to be very effective are just the kinds of conditions where lots of people believ...
by Wanlock Dod
17 Nov 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet reports show up concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: Helmet reports show up concerns

Vorpal wrote:None of those are new research, and they aren't unfortunately entirely statistically sound...

Would you be prepared to outline your concerns about the statistical analysis, and offer any suggestions as to how it might be improved?
by Wanlock Dod
9 Nov 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?
Replies: 220
Views: 5975

Re: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?

A while ago there was a report published on the effects of road building , I’m not sure if it has been mentioned so far in this discussion. It discovered the usual issues such as more roads leading to more traffic, and eventually more congestion if you consider a long enough time frame. However, it ...
by Wanlock Dod
20 Sep 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...

RickH wrote:Are the subjects all road incidents or does it include mountain bikers piling into solid objects - trees, rocks, etc?

Yes, all of the above were considered to be fair game for this study.
by Wanlock Dod
20 Sep 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pollution leaflets
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: Pollution leaflets

It might be possible to produce something like a flyer that includes enough of the important information, in a manner that doesn’t cause too many people to disengage with it. The real challenge would probably be coming up with a format and content that is more effective at engaging people than makin...
by Wanlock Dod
20 Sep 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...

I can see that not wearing a helmet could potentially result in a lower threshold for inclusion in the study (once a crash has occurred), and wonder whether that should be treated as a confounding factor. I suppose that it would be a fairly common issue for these kinds of studies but don’t recall it...