After a public consultation on the needs of cyclists in Exeter, the council have listened carefully and have proposed two new multi-use cycle paths linking the city centre with schools, universities and jobs and finishing at the Exe Estuary Trail.
The concept is already out there in different countries but now a company called Buzzbike is offering it to London commuters. The idea is to encourage more people to cycle to work by offering them a free bike to use to commute to work and also to provide advertising opportunities to businesses by plastering their logos on the bikes.
A new cycle path, built to provide a safe passage for cyclists and to encourage more people to cycle, has become the subject of debate after cyclists argue it is dangerous, not fit for purpose and therefore a complete waste of money.
Wearing a helmet is not compulsory by law but is strongly recommended. A high proportion of cycling fatalities/serious injuries involve severe head trauma. According to HelmetsOnHeads, 9 out of 10 cycling fatalities in 2009 caused by head traumas were due to cyclists not wearing helmets. Regardless of age or experience wear a helmet; it could save your life.
Many of you may not know that this month hosted the ‘Action for Brain Injury Week’ which lasted from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th of May.
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