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  • This Very Mind is Buddha 7y

    kids make your bike SO HEAVY
  • Days Light 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called alt trans, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Ulrich Schnell 7y

    The proverbial Madonna and child of our time

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • FibroLady 7y

    I am still not understanding the concept of riding one's bike wearing high heels, dresses and no helmet, and then putting your also unprotected child on the bike with you. Possibly I have lived in America too long, but I would be interested in knowing the statistics on bicycle accidents in Copenhagen. It would seem to me, after seeing so many of your photographs, that it must be rather high. And, also that the accidents must be very severe since there is no protection from anything. A high price, in my opinion, for being chic. (And, I am from Europe originally myself, born in France and lived many years in Italy. In both countries style is very important.
  • Colville-Andersen 7y

    The safety statistics for cycling in Denmark are the best in the world, second only to Holland, so not to worry about that. We ride on separated bicycle lanes, not together with the cars, which is obviously the safest way to ride.

    So many cities and countries look up to Denmark's [and Holland's] safety record and work hard to duplicate it. Our high safety record is the subject of many scientific studies - so we're quite proud of how safe it is.

    Bicycle helmets aren't designed to protect the head from serious injury or death and most people know this fact, so that is why so few people wear them. I know in america the helmet industry finance lobby groups in order to pressure people into wearing them, and in order to make money. This isn't the case in Europe. We prefer science over commercial interests of private companies.

    It's not just Denmark and Holland who have safe bicycle cultures. Over 100 million Europeans ride daily and there are many cities where over 25% of the population ride their bikes each day. Safely, happily and comfortably.

    Yes, I think you've lived in America too long.
  • Ian Jones 1974 6y

    As for the helmet debate I know they work, however if I rode on seperate bike paths and not the road I wouldn't wear one.

    This website just shows what is wrong with the UK and USA at many levels, health,safety , the opportunity to chat or even smile with strangers and most of all the glamour of it all. The site should be used to back a petition to ban sports wear!
  • Colville-Andersen 6y

    I understand your sentiment, Ian.

    Although if you look at the science of helmets, as I have, science is completely divided as to whether they 'work' or not.

    This is why so many countries in Europe don't promote helmets. There is no conclusive evidence.
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