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MHL Worldwide Study?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason B Sep 24, 2016. 24 Replies

While the silent majority wanted bike helmet laws, a small and vocal minority group, which often opposed helmets as an infringement of their rights, had used "crazy science" to lobby against them, he…Continue

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Jim Frech replied to JimmyH's discussion 2017 NSW Budget - anything for cycling?
"Yep the linked article mentions "Missing links in inner Sydney's network of cycle paths will be among the beneficiaries of $62 million in funding from the state government this year for so-called active transport."  "But…"
19 hours ago
Jim Frech replied to Bill Parker's discussion Sydney Bike Share Scheme starts July 2017 ("6000 bikes within 6 months")
"Yeah I can't imagine the China problem happening here... But I can imagine councils and the police seizing and disposing of "abandoned" bike share bicycles. Here's hoping it is a rip roaring success even though I expect it…"
yesterday
Jim Frech replied to JimmyH's discussion 2017 NSW Budget - anything for cycling?
"Hard to do an apples to apples comparison but if $62,000,000 of the $73,000,000,000 infrastructure budget is earmarked for "active" transport - Tibby Cotter bridge anyone? - then only $72,938,000,000 is left to be spent on motorways."
yesterday
Jim Frech replied to Bill Parker's discussion NSW cyclists lag the rest of Australia as fewer choose to ride (2017 survey)
">"Cars that ate Sydney" I read the NSW budget yesterday. Kids - "There is nothing more important than the education of our children" - get an additional $1.6 billion spent on schools. Roads (cars) get $73 billion. The NSW…"
yesterday
Jim Frech replied to Bill Parker's discussion Sydney Bike Share Scheme starts July 2017 ("6000 bikes within 6 months")
">I really hope not, but a combination of a lot of bikes being kicked over and scattered over the pavements by drunks coupled with Screwball complaining about how they are all over the footpaths could become a political issue... I'm unsure of…"
Monday
Jim Frech replied to Al.'s discussion Something that we already know
"Yep, it was originally published here:- http://theconversation.com/cars-overwhelmingly-cause-bike-collisions-and-the-law-should-reflect-that-78922 And the comments confirm something else we already know. Even on a site that prides itself on being…"
Jun 14
Jim Frech replied to Dan's discussion Childhood injury study
">The authors also seem utterly amazed that accidents are the leading cause of death and injury to children, something to me that seems, well, kind of obvious. Glad I'm not the only Australian who thought that the extra strength kool-aid…"
Jun 13
Jim Frech replied to yugyug's discussion Freestyle ride this Sunday 4th
"13-million-in-cycle-fines-in-first-months-of-new-laws I try to stay away from the HWP - several times they've given me the evil eye as they pull into the McDonalds on Military Rd. I no longer risk the ludicrous helmet fine - just the footpath…"
Jun 3
Jim Frech replied to yugyug's discussion Freestyle ride this Sunday 4th
"So the ride is optional in the same way every bicycle ride is helmet optional? ie the only real option is to wear a plastic hat as the other option is against the law and very expensive?"
Jun 2
Jim Frech replied to Dabba's discussion How? Why? 14/4/17
"This video shows the how and why. Deliberate close pass at high speed on an empty road with the driver's mirror mms away from killing the cyclist. Police don't see a problem. That is how and why."
Apr 24
Jim Frech replied to Snowy_5's discussion Pedestrian dies after being hit by bike in St.Kilda 18-4-17
">Let's keep things in perspective people. The problem is that the media seems hell bent on inciting the wider bogan population into a frenzy of anti-bicycle hatred and that segment of the population definitely can't keep things in…"
Apr 22
Jim Frech replied to Snowy_5's discussion Pedestrian dies after being hit by bike in St.Kilda 18-4-17
"http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/dont-let-my-dad-die-in-vain-says-son-of-man-hit-by-cyclist-20170421-gvpueq.html The son of an 85-year-old man, who was killed on a St Kilda pedestrian crossing this week when hit by a cyclist, is calling for…"
Apr 22
Jim Frech replied to Bill Parker's discussion For the next time your "friends" tell you cycling is too dangerous !!
"Yeah but that is in the UK, where cycling is being actively encouraged with it seems a real attempt to shift away from the anti-cycling paradigm, not here where the NSW govt is actively seeking to destroy cycle commuting and make it less safe. I…"
Apr 21
Jim Frech replied to Neil Alexander's discussion Indian Pacific Wheel Race
">that are nasty to ride over so Mike just steered right a bit into a lane to avoid it? This whole incident is just bad and I don't like to speculate, but you didn't balance your conjecture with a less victim centric explanation - so…"
Apr 13
Jim Frech replied to PeterT's discussion pedal powered businesses on the rise in adelaide
"Actually, it seems that there hasn't been a stay of execution and the anti-cycling councilors got their way and the only protected bikeway in Adelaide is now scheduled to be demolished. The grass really isn't any greener in Adelaide -…"
Mar 10
Jim Frech replied to PeterT's discussion pedal powered businesses on the rise in adelaide
"Of course it is not as cut and dry as the report suggests. The Adelaide City Council held an extraordinary meeting this week in an attempt to get the only protected bikeway in Adelaide demolished - just like College St. Several of the councilors…"
Mar 8

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