TED Video: Helmets, Cycling, Culture of Fear

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TED Video: Helmets, Cycling, Culture of Fear

Postby mark a. » 2 Dec 2010, 10:03am

Here's an interesting video from one of the TED conferences:

http://video.tedxcopenhagen.dk/video/91 ... e-andersen

It's titled "Why We Shouldn’t Bike with a Helmet" but it's rather more than that. He discusses the growth of the culture of fear and the resulting reduction in cycling numbers.

It's not the perfect video, but it's a good overall summary. It could work well to show work colleagues etc who insist that it will be your fault, and not the driver's, if you die when not wearing a helmet.

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Re: TED Video: Helmets, Cycling, Culture of Fear

Postby squeaker » 2 Dec 2010, 4:42pm

mark a. wrote:It's not the perfect video, but it's a good overall summary.
+1. Quite cheering :)
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Re: TED Video: Helmets, Cycling, Culture of Fear

Postby [XAP]Bob » 4 Dec 2010, 8:46pm

nice
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: TED Video: Helmets, Cycling, Culture of Fear

Postby JKT » 13 Dec 2010, 10:49am

Spot on! SO SO TRUE, I saw it last week & shared it on Facebook "This is why I dont wear a helmet" :!: