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I know 2 relatively unfit women in their late 60s who get around Edinburgh perfectly well with electric assisted bikes. What they are careful to do is to follow routes that avoid most of the motorised traffic. I think this...
Pigeon commented on
I'm fairly sure I've never read that. Of course, he might use the same idea in both books....
Moz commented on
If I'm going to have my head whacked on something, I'll take the helmet please The counterpont is that I'd rather not have my head whacked at all. Forcing everyone to wear helmets roughly halves the number of cyclists which more than doubles my chances of getting whacked....
Moz commented on
Sorry for missing that when you first posted it, fascinating docos about new London Undergound. Thanks!...
Elderly Cynic commented on
Not quite. That aspect increase your risk by more like 40%. But there is also the aspect that you are more likely to get whacked because motorists will drive closer to you (and some people believe more aggressively to you). The evidence is that, for ordinary cycling, either the cyclists' risk compensation or the latter aspect almost exactly cancels out any protective benefit that helmets give....
Michael R. Bernstein commented on
It's a bit more balanced than the EU, though, where you've got Germany holding down the center with ~80 million people and peripheral nations like Croatia and Estonia with ~2-5 million people and a per-capita GDP up to an order of magnitude lower. Although no US state has a population as large as Germany (California is ~40 million), There are quite a few US states that have populations much smaller than the countries you've cited: five states1 with populations under a million (the smallest of which, Wyoming, only has 585k, or 0.18% of the US population), and eight more states...
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