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  • Dennis Crowley
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2007
      >To: cbc@...
      >From: cbc@...
      >Subject: Digest for cbc@..., issue 989
      >Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 03:50:49 -0700
      >
      >-- Topica Digest --
      >
      > London Experiences Safety-in-Numbers
      > By cmorfas@...
      >
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      >
      >Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 18:01:56 +0000
      >From: Chris Morfas <cmorfas@...>
      >Subject: London Experiences Safety-in-Numbers
      >
      >
      >
      >http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6611577.stm
      >
      >London Mayor Ken Livingstone declares that the city is in the midst of a
      >"cycling renaissance."
      >
      >He is entitled to do so. Bicycling in London is up 83%, while
      >fatalities and serious injuries are down 28%.
      >
      >This is jaw-droppingly significant because not only is the rate of
      >injuries and fatalities going down per-mile or per-hour of cycling , the
      >TOTAL number of injuries and fatalities is also falling. Wow.
      >
      >Helmet campaigns, RIP. And along with them all these silly fears about
      >new bicyclists ruining things for us geezer vehicularists. I, for one,
      >cheerfully await the multitudes with open arms, friendly advice and a
      >charitably forgiving spirit.
      >
      >Chris Morfas
      >Sacramento
      >
      >PS: a hat-tip to Streetsblog http://www.streetsblog.org/
      >
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      >End of cbc@... digest, issue 989
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