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The economics of cycling

Posted: 24 Jul 2005, 10:56am
by Anthony

Re:The economics of cycling

Posted: 25 Jul 2005, 5:45pm
by Karen Sutton

Re:The economics of cycling

Posted: 25 Jul 2005, 5:48pm
by Karen Sutton
Shame there's no edit button on this board, and no preview facility either. Try this one:

http://arts.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/mai ... do2404.xml

Re:The economics of cycling

Posted: 26 Jul 2005, 7:14am
by gar

Re:The economics of cycling

Posted: 26 Jul 2005, 7:14am
by gar

Re:The economics of cycling

Posted: 27 Jul 2005, 11:31am
by A H B
She quotes cycling as 14 times more dangerous that driving. Surely cyclists should be compared to driver only (come off worse than passengers). And I have seen claims that this risk is equal.
eg from cyclehelmets.org "USA
0.26 cycling fatalities per million hours cycling, which is about half the risk for riding in a car.

Source: Failure Analysis Associates"

The DT also recently had a paragraph
on the increase in bike use/purchases and about half consisted of someone saying maybe cycling is dangerous and many wont be wearing helmets: they didnt bother suggesting that the cyclists could buy the Cyclecraft book and/or take some training etc.

NB I oppose helmet compulsion: I want to be able to legallly remove a helmet when too hot. NB I read that (Cricket I think)helmets have been shown to slow reactions due to heating

Re:The economics of cycling

Posted: 28 Jul 2005, 8:55am
by gar
I wear a hat to keep cool or warm 80% of heat
being lost thru the scalp.

Also to say goodday to anybody passing.

Can I do that with a helmet?

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