Copenhagen Cycle Chic Goes To Paris

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    The Copenhagenizing of Paris is underway.

    As you can read here.

    Copenhagenize - Copenhagen Bike Culture Blog
    Copenhagen Cycle Chic blog

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    1. Dan K ™ 84 months ago | reply

      I just mean I wonder if the young lady would consider undertaking larger vehicles at junctions for example. If was her Father I would like to see her wearing a helmet too. Cycling is not about looking cool.

    2. krisphan [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

      Such a fabulous capture! Bravo...

      I'd like to invite you to share this fantastic image with us at Life Through My Viewfinder. Thanks in advance.

      Life Through My Viewfinder

    3. MÔÔNÇhyld [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

    4. Mikael Colville-Andersen 84 months ago | reply

      In Paris, as in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and many other cities where bicycle culture is widespread, there is co-existence between vehicles and bikes. So not to worry about that.

      Regarding helmets, the girl is an adult so i'm sure she can decide for herself. Helmet usage is not widespread in European cities. It is not advocated very much at all. Probably because there is so little conclusive science to back up the claims that helmets are useful.

      diarmaede: -ization - izing ... both sound right.

      thanks, inkyfingerz

    5. KULBE [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

      Is she Marina ?

    6. Mikael Colville-Andersen 84 months ago | reply

      dream on, giorgio! :-) la cycliste est plus jeune, je crois.

    7. KULBE [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

      mais cette fille sicilienne est une bonne actrice, néanmoins...

      please don't wake me while I'm dreaming! :)

    8. carljohnson 84 months ago | reply

      Great shot. But with all the things that have hit my head (or my helmet), I'll be happy to dispute the so-called science.

    9. Mikael Colville-Andersen 84 months ago | reply

      kulbe: molto bella ragazza!

      carljohnson: the funny thing about science is that the only thing that can dispute it is... better science. Some choose to 'believe', others choose to 'know'. I prefer the latter.

      "A Helmet Saved My Life!"

    10. getcat 83 months ago | reply

      Thanks for going to Paris. Now I can have more to think of than women in high heels. Not a bad thing but different is good.If this woman dosen't like where she is at, most Parisiens will yell at you. She will be safe and stylish.

    11. *Jul* 82 months ago | reply

      Great shot of the parisian cycle life.

    12. Blippia 81 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Bikes with style. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

    13. Robert the Noid 81 months ago | reply

      I have to agree with the helmet issue, but only in terms of adults making their own decisions. From the standpoint of a scientist I see the statistics cited in the article that argue against helmets as being flawed in more ways then I could go into. And there really is no "better science" just better data, which is really the issue when it comes to helmet advocacy.

    14. Mikael Colville-Andersen 81 months ago | reply

      I understand, Robert, but the point is that there are so many studies out there, most of them analysed on, so from a scientifc point of view there is enough 'evidence' to conclude that there is no conclusive evidence. which is the offical standing of the European Cyclists' Federation and many other official bodies. Most of the recent data leans towards the anti-promotion/anti-legislation side of the discussion.

    15. Sibad 80 months ago | reply

      I am very keen on evidence-based policy as opposed to policy based evidence. My wife saved my life once, so getting married should be compulsory (:)) I like the arguments of my friend Dr Mayer Hillman on the helmet issue. He argues that they only increase safety under very specific conditions and most of the time will not help reduce risk and may actually increase it. I do not wear a helmet except in Australia and Spain where they are compulsory - more's the pity.
      "The primary means of reducing serious head injury among cyclists is to create an environment in which accidents are less likely to occur. Such a strategy based on tackling the source of accidents in which cyclists are involved has far greater scope for reducing head injuries than the questionable benefits of promoting helmet wearing among cyclists."

      I'm an admin for a group called Commuting WITHOUT a car, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. summerdreams05 73 months ago | reply

      what a great shot!!!

    17. go ask alice, ı think she'll know 67 months ago | reply

      I'm cycling everyday in paris and I wonder what made you think that "In Paris, as in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and many other cities where bicycle culture is widespread, there is co-existence between vehicles and bikes."

      I had the chance to cycle in amsterdam this summer and the experience is hardly even comparable. Paris is not a bikerfriendly city.

    18. Mikael Colville-Andersen 67 months ago | reply

      compared to so many other cities around the world, you have it good in paris. the city has embraced the bicycle and while not perfect, it is lightyears ahead of anywhere else.

    19. Bicycler69 [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Skirt & Dress Ladies On Bicycle - Club, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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