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New Map Tracks Cycling Dangers

A new map to help cyclists plan a safe route is now live. BikeMaps.org allows injured cyclists to indicate dangerous curbs or turns as a warning to other cyclists. The map indicates hot spots for bike theft, collision reports, cyclist hazards and citizen near miss reports. Participation is quick, anonymous, and is done by pinning…
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Safety Improvement Project Begins on Stanley Park Causeway

The Province has committed to improving safety along the Stanley Park causeway. The project was prompted by the tragic death of a 61-year-old cyclist last May. Surveying is slated to begin later this month. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says they will spend three weeks looking at the existing infrastructure along the 2.2 km…
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An Airbag for the Brain

Swedish designers have created the world's first "invisible" bike helmet. Industrial Design students Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin came up with the idea when Sweden introduced the country's first mandatory helmet law. They wanted to develop a safe bike helmet that people would be happy to wear, without the bulky discomfort of conventional helmets. The…
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Growing Support for Vancouver’s Separated Bike Lanes

The bike lane controversy in Vancouver continues. This time the debate surrounds a proposal for a new route in Kitsilano along the Point Grey-Cornwall corridor. Those opposed are quick to criticize Mayor Gregor Robertson. A new Kits resident himself, "Mayor Moonbeam" will have bike lanes "right to the office," writes one sarcastic critic. Many oppose bike…
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Bike Helmets Don’t Prevent Concussions

Bicycling Magazine recently published a powerful article considering the history, safety, and future of bike helmets. Called Senseless, writer Bruce Barcott shares his story of how he uncovered the troubling truth about the headgear we have grown to trust without giving it even a second thought. Fortunately Barcott gave it a second thought. And it's…
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Cycling Tops the List of Sports Causing Head Injury

The brain injury spotlight shines brightly on high profile cases in professional hockey and football leagues. But U.S. statistics remind us that cycling is actually the leading cause of sports-related brain injury. In 2009, head injuries from cycling were nearly double those suffered while playing football, reports the New York Times. Cycling was also the…
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