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by pwward
29 Oct 2010, 10:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMJ paper about Promoting Cycling
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: BMJ paper about Promoting Cycling

I can't find any mention of equiping a city with segregation, for example. Well there was one in Delft, Netherlands. (Wilmink A, Hartman J. Evaluation of the Delft bicycle network plan: final summary report. Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Netherlands, 1987.). In this fairly unique case the...
by pwward
21 Oct 2010, 12:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMJ paper about Promoting Cycling
Replies: 4
Views: 711

BMJ paper about Promoting Cycling

The British Medical Journal carries an interesting paper about what works in promoting cycling. It is 'open access' http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c5293.full

The associated editorial is not free but I'd be pleased to email a PDF to anyone who requests. (pwward1@gmail.com)
by pwward
21 Oct 2010, 12:13pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Rissel et al
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Rissel et al

For those of you following developments about the evidence in the helmets field you might be interersted in this. http://www.acrs.org.au/srcfiles/ACRSVol21-3-WebLR.pdf It's a theme edition of the Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety. It contains Chris Rissel's paper which caused a stir...
by pwward
29 Sep 2010, 3:45pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Stop Headway
Replies: 373
Views: 23934

Re: Stop Headway

To add to Silver badges post: In Australia between 1988 and 1994 (Australian helmet laws 1991-92 depending on the state) head injury deaths among Australian cyclist fell by 30%, pedestrians by 38% and all road users 42% (FORS data). Cycling levels fell precipitantly during this time, but walking and...
by pwward
21 Sep 2010, 4:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle facilities in Galway
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Cycle facilities in Galway

We thought the UK had some poor cycle facilities but here is something to really chill the blood.

http://www.galwaycycling.org/july-2010- ... -the-city/
by pwward
17 Aug 2010, 9:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Serious injury!
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Serious injury!

I don't want to stir up the helmet issue but if he did not have a helmet on there is a case when somebody falls off their bike for wearing a helmet also from experience of cases I saw working for the NHS for 20 years. Helmets: Another anecdote, another opinion. I work in the NHS too. My surgeries ar...
by pwward
24 Jul 2010, 10:24am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Stop Headway
Replies: 373
Views: 23934

Re: Stop Headway

From ergle: Most cyclists, being helmet wearers, would not have an objection to a helmet law. I just wanted to correct this point. Surveys of helmet wearing over the years show a mixed picture for helmet wearing, with teenagers having a particularly low rate. Overall only 1:3 cyclists wear helmets....
by pwward
18 Jul 2010, 2:20pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Stop Headway
Replies: 373
Views: 23934

Re: Stop Headway

Headway are a problem yes. A well organised, well funded charity with good intentions and a completely genuine belief they are on the side of 'right'. One important point to make when debating with them is that by supporting initiatives that reduce cycling many more people will end up head injured. ...
by pwward
7 Jul 2010, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: suggestions for audax-type bike
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: suggestions for audax-type bike

Go on ebay.

Facing the same problem 2m ago I managed to get a handmade Dave Yates audax bike for £250. I bought new wheels, chain, rear cassette and chainset. Pretty much a new bike and loads better quality than you'd normally get for amount I spent.
by pwward
5 Jul 2010, 9:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: VED /Fuel duty...
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: VED /Fuel duty...

(XAB) Bob, that was a wonderful Churchill quote.
by pwward
4 Jul 2010, 10:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: daft
Replies: 20
Views: 1305

Re: daft

The RCGB stats say cyclists were much more at danger per km travelled in the 1960's than nowadays. Road casualties in all modalities peaked then and have been declining ever since, so all you oldies who remember unsupervised cycling at age 8 were at much greater risk (statistically) than the kids in...
by pwward
4 Jul 2010, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why is it so difficult to take my bike on a train?
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Why is it so difficult to take my bike on a train?

I live in NE England and in years of cycling near here I think I've been refused once. Usually you just turn up and smile at the guard.
Booking is maybe worthwhile on longer trips with a single train operator and is often possible via web booking agents like East Coast trains.
by pwward
2 Jul 2010, 7:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Respect for the dead
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Respect for the dead

On a small narrow country road in Northumberland this morning I see a funeral convoy approaching, 3 black Mercedes, occupants all in black suits. I have a baseball cap on I use for day long rides and as a sort of reflex I pull it off as they approach and hold it to my left breast. I've never done th...
by pwward
1 Jul 2010, 12:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" or 700c wheels ?
Replies: 57
Views: 4677

Re: 26" or 700c wheels ?

Over several years I've had a Thorn Raven Sport Tour (26") and an XTC (26") with dropped handlebars for touring and commuting along with 700c wheeled bikes. I could not tell a difference in speed at all, my cycle computer shows pretty much identical average speeds. I never had a broken spo...
by pwward
23 Jun 2010, 8:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Amsterdam Bike Shops
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Amsterdam Bike Shops

Half my family is Dutch and I go there a lot. The new bikes available now are comfortable but heavy. They tend to have 3 speed or 7 speed shimano hubs, only a few with 8, which does improve the range of gears a quite a bit. They also tend to have suspension forks, it seems few do not. The one I look...