tisdagen den 29:e maj 2012

onsdagen den 23:e maj 2012

Excelent article on cycling, bicycle helmets and traffic safety

Erik Sandblom writes a lot of god articles on biking but this one I find especially interesting. Statistics clearly show a very strong correlation between city's were people bike a lot and citys were people do not use bicycle helmets:





The conclusion is simple and you might have heard it before; biking should be kept simple! No helmet, More simple!

In addition the article also shows this interesting diagram (from Trafikanalys):


It is very clear that the risk of getting killed per kilometer traveled is much higher when biking than when driving a car (4 times higher). However the risk of dying when walking is actually much higher,  times higher (almost double compared to biking). Yet, no one would argue that you should wear a helmet walking. The contrast to the travel modes where helmets are currently requested by law in Sweden is stunning. It is so much more dangerous to drive a moped or motorcycle than even to walk...

However, if we look not at risk of dying by traveled kilometer but by time spent driving a car, biking or walking that kilometer we see that each of these transport modes is about equally safe while driving a motorcycle or moped is much more dangerous.





torsdagen den 10:e maj 2012

tisdagen den 8:e maj 2012

Magnolia

Magnolias are kind of a trade mark of the city of Lund. This is in my view one of the most beautiful ones. It is not one of the largest but it is nice and located right in the city center.

Also in the picture is a very cycle chic girl wearing a great classic spring outfit.

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måndagen den 7:e maj 2012

Same stockings

I love this, mother and daughter with the same stockings. Reminds me of an old post; same rubber

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fredagen den 4:e maj 2012

Olivers vintage dream bike

Lund should be the world capital of vintage bikes. Oliver in this picture is showing of his very classy example of such a vintage bike in frnt of the cathedral in Lund.
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And here is a close up. Note the original painting on the fenders.
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