Here is another violent incident caught on a cyclist’s helmet cam. A motorist cuts off a cyclist, then attacks him verbally and kicks his bike. The cyclist posts the video online, and is then attacked again – this time by trolls on YouTube!
Remarkable video shows the value of helmet cams. This video taken by Leveret Day with a helmet cam shows James Nash accosting and abusing her for no reason except that he hates all cyclists and thinks they all deserve to die. Oh, and because he was bigger than her.
Cars caused millions of traffic fatalities. In fact, cars have killed more people than anything else – terrorists and wars kill far less people. Yet when a little boy on a bike gets run down by a cab on a sidewalk outside his own home, the knee jerk response of many people is to blame the boy! Why are we so addicted to cars that we would blame an injured child, rather than a cab driver who was driving half on the sidewalk, knocked down a small boy, and then fled the scene?
The issue of mandatory bike helmet laws is controversial, to say the least. Some are vigorously in favor; others oppose them furiously. A research study out of New Zealand suggests that the opposition has it right.
A while ago I wrote about the proposed new East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighways in London. The need for the cycle superhighways was highlighted again when a woman cyclist was “crushed” under a lorry at the busy Elephant and Castle circle. I hope that those new East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighways in London get built very soon, so we can stop reading about these awful accidents. We need to have safe cycling in London, just as we need to have safe cycling in all cities.
Here’s a video of an appalling incident in Essex, England, all caught on the cyclist’s helmet cam. The white van driver was ON HIS CELL PHONE. The van driver almost clipped the cyclist, and the cyclist shouted at the van driver to get off his mobile phone. The van driver then cut off the cyclist by driving closer to the curb and knocked him off his bike. The driver then got out of the van, hurled abuse at the cyclist who was still on the ground, and then punched him.
Reelight SL120 bike lights are always on because they are powered by electrodynamic induction, which basically means that power is generated as your bike moves. Never be without bike lights again, ever!
This is a complete guide to getting the best bike lights at the best price. Bike lights are the best thing you can spend your money on once you start commuting by bike – they could save your life. Learn all about the best lights for road bikes and mountain bikes.
Here’s a review of the Serfas TSL-350 Bike Headlight. This compact bike light is extremely bright with 350 lumens, yet has a wide beam. This Serfas bike headlight attaches securely to your handlebars and makes it much safer to cycle at night.
The LuminTrail headlight is a super bright bike headlight – and often costs under $50. It can be mounted on your handlebars or on your helmet. For safer cycling, and to see where you are going, no matter how dark it is – the LuminTrail bike headlight is highly recommended.
Here is a list of where to report all kinds of cycling dangers and safety hazards on bike routes in British Columbia.
MonkeyLectric Monkey Lights are innovative, FUN, energy-thrifty lights for cycling safety. Your bike will be seen from miles away! You simply attach a panel of LED lights to the spokes of your bike wheels. You can install them in minutes, and run them on AA batteries.
Businesses in Vancouver oppose separate bike lanes because they are worried about parking for their customers – but in fact, there is plenty of parking in Vancouver!
This video is a fascinating portrayal of a cyclist getting doored in New York. A common cause of injury to cyclists is getting doored – someone in a car in the path of an oncoming cyclist suddenly opens a door, and the cyclist hits the door.
Obstacles on cycle routes lead to cyclist injury and death. Cycle routes are routinely blocked by police cars, roadworks, snow and even ducks! Cyclists are expected to fly or die. Why can’t people understand that bikes don’t fly?
Protected bike lanes offer safety benefits to cyclists, pedestrians and motorists; health benefits to everyone; and promote business.
History shows us that cyclists trying to get a safe share of the roads from cars in nothing new or extraordinary – this is a fight that has been going of for a hundred years. Previously, the roads belonged to people, horses and bikes. They were furious when motor cars started to threaten their safety and their businesses. Now that some cyclists and pedestrians are trying to take back parts of the streets, motorists are threatened and angry! #ReplaceBikewithCar
Electron Terra 2 Bike Lights are great bike lights – Electron Terra 2 Bike Lights work well, look great and take up very little real estate on your handle bars.
Here is an excellent post by Michael Bluejay about bike safety, with 10 excellent tips on how NOT to get hit with a car by a motorist.
On May 25th a 61-year-old cyclist was killed on the Stanley Park Causeway. Apparently she was trying to get by a pedestrian, fell off the sidewalk, and was hit by a bus. Someone at work asked me: “Whose fault was it – the cyclist’s or the pedestrian’s?” That question really made me think. It was […]