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ThatHertz 03-12-08 03:32 PM

Women You and Your Bike Helmet(s) a student project.
 
:)As an avid cyclist and Industrial design student for my senior year I have choosen to focus on examining the perception of cycling and cyclists in North American Urban Centres. For this section of the project I have chosen to focus on a specific stigma associated with cycling -–the dreaded helmet. If you have time and are interested I would Love your insights as to how a cycling helmet could be improved for women, or in-general. I have created a short survey here and would greatly appreciate your response.



Thanks for your time and insights. If you have any further comments please don’t hesitate to contact me at Discotuna@hotmail.com. Thanks again.

P.s. for more details on the project checkout my blog, although it’s a bit out dated. http://bicycleconcepts.blogspot.com/ --Kyle

roadie gal 03-12-08 08:01 PM

I submitted a survey. You need a "none of the above" option on the last question. I think that you will find that most women want a helmet that FITS as opposed to the one that is in "feminine colors" or "doesn't make your head look big".

ThatHertz 03-12-08 08:09 PM

thanks for the response. I choose to omit "fit" because it's obvious --every helmet should fit. But I would consider adding other possible responses. Thanks for your help!

msincredible 03-12-08 08:18 PM

Some of the questions require more than one answer, but you can only select one answer at a time. Some of them are missing an other / freeform answer.

Good luck with your project.

donnamb 03-12-08 09:28 PM


Originally Posted by msincredible (Post 6332882)
Some of the questions require more than one answer, but you can only select one answer at a time. Some of them are missing an other / freeform answer.

Agreed. A rating in order of importance would have been nice.

East Hill 03-12-08 09:51 PM

Yes, a rating of importance would have been good, or multiple choice.

I did take the survey.

East Hill

Machka 03-12-08 10:28 PM

Dreaded helmet??? I love my helmets!! And BTW - all my summer helmets are yellow, and have been for years. I don't anticipating changing the color of my helmet.

About the survey, on the question about bicycles, you completely missed any options for touring or sport-touring (randonneuring/audax) bicycles. Also you don't have an option for "I own my dream bicycle."

And yes, you do need an "other" or "none of the above" for the last question.

apclassic9 03-13-08 09:14 AM

Why don't bike helmets have the ponytail hole like softball batter helmets do?

JanMM 03-13-08 08:14 PM

stigma???

Buglady 03-14-08 10:07 AM

Yes, I wondered about "stigma" myself. The way I look at it, people already think I'm nuts for being on the bike at all - why do I care what my helmet looks like? And after 12 years of school and $40K in student loans, I am NOT risking a head injury.

Machka 03-14-08 10:53 AM

So are we going to hear the results of this survey or anything?


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