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Class Notes for November 24-28, 2014

November has always been a chopped-up month for school, with or without conferences. Last week seemed like the first time we have had five days in a row in a long time. 418 more words

Humanizing People on Bikes

The advocacy group People for Bikes recently launched a media campaign to do just that.  In a way it seems odd that humanizing people on bicycles would be necessary.   197 more words

Bike Safety

The November CJSM: A Discussion on the Mandatory Use of Bicycle Helmets

The November issue of CJSM has been out for a week, and I hope you’ve had a chance to look at our latest offering.  It is also our last offering for 2013 (CJSM is a bimonthly, publishing 6 times a year).   1,359 more words

General Interest

sportingjim reblogged this on Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine Blog and commented:

A year ago I wrote the blog post below, which I am re-posting today.  I wrote the post to coincide with the publication in the November 2013 CJSM of the Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) position statement on mandated bicycle helmet use in Canada. I was reminded of the statement--and the blog post--today as I came across an article posted on the Facebook page of CASEM related to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looking at the the causes of head injuries in children.  For those under high school age, falls--including those from bicycles--are an exceedingly common cause of head injury.  One striking statistic from the study, quoted in the article:  for children presenting to the ED with a head injury resulting from a bicycle accident, only 18% were wearing a helmet. The post I wrote last year generated more responses I think than any other post I have written on this blog, and it warranted several follow up posts .  I was struck by the passion--and quite often, vitriol--of many people writing in.  It wasn't my first introduction to troll-like behavior on social media, but it was possibly the loudest and most 'international' I have experienced to date. I hope you have a chance to look at the articles contained in the links on this post and the 'reblog' below.  I think the approach to injury prevention, specifically relating to bikes and most specifically relating to 'kids on bikes,' should be multifactorial:  yes to improved road safety, yes to a different relationship between cars and bikes, yes to a built environment that is more accommodating to bikes and pedestrians--but yes as well to personal protective equipment, like helmets. As ever, we are interested in your thoughts.  But I say with the utmost politeness:  please note that any post that I find does not contribute to a civilized discussion will not be posted on the discussion board. All the best.

Protected Bike Lanes - a primmer

Better bike lanes mean more people will bike.  It’s a scientific fact (if social science counts).  But for real, if cities had better bike infrastructure that made cyclists feel safer, more people would get on their bikes and ride – every day.   251 more words

Bike Fashion

Where's Barry?

Today I’m standing in front of a very recognizable rock.  In my language, it is called: Brulpitib.  It means, big rock unlike little pebble in that it’s big.   281 more words

Bike Fashion

Product Review: Bookman Magnetic Reflectors

I was so excited to tell you about my cool new Bookman magnetic reflectors, but then I lost mine tonight. Both of them. They were on the cuffs of my coat before I went to the event after work, then after I’d left, I realized they were missing. 368 more words