Road Safety

ICE

Time, we thought, for Cyclo to do a little campaigning… Ice (as a pack) can help reduce swelling, ICE (as an acronym) might just help save a life. Standing for ‘In Case of Emergency’ the idea of ICE is to encourage everyone not only to carry next of kin details – stats suggest
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Light Headed

Dutch designer Wouter Walmink had never even considered wearing, let alone designing, a helmet in the cycle-centric Netherlands; but a move to the busier streets of Melbourne, Australia changed all that. As a researcher at RMIT University, Walmink began to experiment with helmets
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Oz App for Balckspots

Australia’s Green party have continued to roll out their Bike Blackspot campaign and interactive map with the extended launch to Melbourne of their increasingly popular Bike Blackspot App. It gives cyclists armed with smartphones a tool to warn other riders of a variety of risks
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Felony Death by Cycling

US statistics suggest that between 1999 and 2009 (the last year for which figures are available) 4,834 cyclists and 59,925 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles, whilst in the same period cyclists were responsible for the deaths of 63 pedestrians.   On March 29 in San
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Swedish Inflation

Swedish design company Hövding have developed something of a unique solution to cycling safety with the launch of their airbag helmet designed to deploy in case of collision. International studies, say the company, show that bicycle helmets reduce injuries by at least 60%. 40% of
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Cyclists See Red?

Guardian journalist Peter Walker has written passionately in his Bike Blog about this week’s press release from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) which raised eyebrows in the cycling community with its attention-grabbing ‘More than half of cyclists jump red lights’
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News Flash

Last night (February 22) saw upwards of 2000 cyclists taking to London’s early-evening streets in an organised and much anticipated ‘flash ride’ which involved a nearly half-mile long stream of riders heading down The Mall and past Parliament before splitting in two to cover both
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Commuter Cam

Cyclo loves road safety! So we salute Marilyn Johnson, a Research Fellow at Monash University in Melbourne who has produced not only some interesting (and useful) statistics but some cracking video footage too. In order to analysis causes of accidents,  Johnson attached helmet
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