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[Nov. 8th, 2012|01:46 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Liveblog your day? Do you not have work to do or something? You clearly don't have proxy servers which prevent you from constantly refreshing livejournal anyway.

When I was walking from home to the station this morning I saw, for the second time in a few days, a small child being propelled along on one of these. What the actual fvck? It seems fairly obvious to me that cycling in rush hour London traffic is risky to say the least, and not something you'll catch me doing, but if you want to put yourself at that risk knock yourself out. But pushing your child ahead of you into the oncoming lunatics behind wheels? Really? That doesn't strike me as the action of an entirely responsible parent.
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[User Picture]From: k425
2012-11-08 02:22 pm (UTC)
Can't win. If cyclists have the kids in front, they might cycle into a car (actually, pretty unlikely), If cyclists have their kids in a trailer, they're at risk from drivers coming up behind them.

But to be honest, usually what drivers say is "My God, did you see that? How dangerous is that?" and the answer is "not, because you actually saw the cyclist".

http://www.londonskaters.com/cycling/article-child-trailer-safety.htm

Note that pedestrians with buggies regularly push the buggy into the road to stop traffic to cross, which is far more dangerous!
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[User Picture]From: braisedbywolves
2012-11-08 02:32 pm (UTC)
But to be honest, usually what drivers say is "My God, did you see that? How dangerous is that?" and the answer is "not, because you actually saw the cyclist".

I am thinking there is just possibly some confirmation bias going on here.
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