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Old 03-11-14, 10:07 AM   #1
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Urban bike safety gets more attention in NYC

New York Times sees urban bike safety as a growing concern. Good to see the conversation becoming increasingly mainstream.
Also interesting to note how this spurs new product development.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/0...ype=blogs&_r=0
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Old 03-11-14, 12:08 PM   #2
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the best thing they could do in NYC is to start enforcing traffic laws, particularly targeting speeders. You can't improve safety without slowing down the people that are running over pedestrians and cyclists
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I still think the wearable air bag is impractical (a lot heavier, bulkier, and more expensive than a helmet), but some of the other devices, like the bike spike, the bitlock, and the Copenhagen wheel look promising.

I like the idea that if your bike is stolen, you have a fighting chance of getting it back and of the thieves getting punished.

Imagining variations on the bitlock for quick stops here and there, where with a bike is rendered unrideable until the owner unlocks it with his or her cellphone app.


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Problem with the Bitlock is that thieves generally don't bother to pick locks;they cut or break them. After my Ti cross bike was stolen,I could still unlock both locks with the keys,but they had both been cut.
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the best thing they could do in NYC is to start enforcing traffic laws, particularly targeting speeders. You can't improve safety without slowing down the people that are running over pedestrians and cyclists
+1 for all jurisdictions.
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yeah the bike is getting the attention, the bike should be safer, better, cheaper, easier ect ect


its a ****ing bike, just ride one
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