Headway in Scotland

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Headway in Scotland

Postby snibgo » 27 Feb 2011, 1:57am

From Headway's Manifesto for the Scottish parliament elections in 2011 (http://www.headway.org.uk/news/headway- ... tions.aspx):

· introduce a network of cycle lanes and mandatory cycle helmet legislation for children
· introduce mandatory ski helmet legislation for children

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Re: Headway in Scotland

Postby Cunobelin » 27 Feb 2011, 8:09am

Tragically most of this is actually good stuff then they had to spoil it.

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Re: Headway in Scotland

Postby meic » 27 Feb 2011, 9:48am

They are only targeting children for their mandatory helmet use.
Are they giving up hope on total compulsion?
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Re: Headway in Scotland

Postby [XAP]Bob » 27 Feb 2011, 9:53am

no, but with no kids cycling there will soon be no need
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.
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Re: Headway in Scotland

Postby irc » 27 Feb 2011, 9:58am

meic wrote:They are only targeting children for their mandatory helmet use.
Are they giving up hope on total compulsion?



First they came for children ................
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Re: Headway in Scotland

Postby snibgo » 27 Feb 2011, 2:49pm

From PPR420, "Cycle helmet wearing in 2008", adult cyclists wearing rates have steadily increased, now at 35.3%, but child wearing rates have remained constant at 17.6%. So the obvious strategy is to go for children first. When they achieve some success in Scotland, expect them to go for England and Wales.

Within a few years, when the few kids who still cycle mostly wear helmets, they'll come after the adults.

As I've said before, I approve of most of what Headway does. They do some excellent work. But on this issue, I believe they are wrong.