Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle helmet laws, bicycle helmets, bicycling, Chris Boardman, cycling, helmet, London, mandatory helmet laws, UK, urban cycling
British Cycling policy advisor Chris Boardman says it’s time for the cycling community to put the debate about mandatory cycle helmets to bed and get across the message that helmet use is one of the least important cycling safety measures.
Even talking about making helmets mandatory “massively puts people off” cycling, Boardman said, and likened the culture of helmet use among keen cyclists to people wearing body armour because they have got used to being shot at.
Talking to road.cc at the London Bike Show, Boardman said, “I think the helmet issue is a massive red herring. It’s not even in the top 10 of things you need to do to keep cycling safe or more widely, save the most lives.”
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We could use some straight talk like this in the US.
Filed under: maps | Tags: England, imperialism, invasions, terrorism, world maps
Countries never invaded by England (all 22 of them..) pic.twitter.com/BUC1qrPg6y
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) February 15, 2014
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: oil, fracking, oil production, energy, James Hamilton, peak oil, Exxon, Chevron, crude oil, Shell, WSJ, Royal Dutch Shell
via James Hamilton via WSJ: http://econbrowser.com/archives/2014/01/big-oil-companies-spending-more-and-producing-less
Filed under: maps | Tags: energy, lean energy, renewable energy, United States maps, USGS, wind energy, wind turbine map, wind turbines
This is just a screen shot, click link above to visit interactive map.
Filed under: maps | Tags: beats, Dean Moriarty, denver, Five Points, Ginsberg, hitchhiking, Jazz, Kerouac, Neal Cassidy, on the road
…before he went back to Denver to steal cars with Neal Cassidy.
Filed under: Bike of the Day | Tags: Broncos, denver, gambling, Mayor Hancock, Rodriguez, Seahawks, Seattle
Won it in a bet with Denver’s Mayor Hancock.
— Brock Howell (@BrockRides) February 3, 2014
All mayors are doped.