We got on the TV recently – silly season coverage, but an important issue: reviewing the “compulsory helmets” law.
In case it’s not clear what Frocks On Bikes thinks about helmets – here’s our stance!
We support the sensible and well-researched position on helmets that the Cycle Advocates’ Network holds.
In essence – the current compulsion to wear helmets is turning many people off cycling, while not appreciably improving cycling safety overall and having other negative side-effects. It’s time New Zealand reviewed the law – taking account of how more people, cycling in everyday life, can make us and our cities better off.
See the press release below – check out the links to some really eye-opening research!
Frocks on Bikes isn’t the only team from Wellington heading over to Velo-City this year! While we’re busy raising the funds to send Christina over to Vienna to tell the world about the Frocks story, Jack Jiang has also been asked to present his designs. So give Jack your vote for the Cycling Visionaries Award, then head on over to Pledge Me, to give Frocks your support!
Wellington’s own Jack Jiang, a recent Victoria University architecture graduate has been asked to lecture at the Velo-City 2013 conference in Vienna, Austria in June about his unified designs for Wellington cycling infrastructure.
He is also up for a Cycling Visionaries Award. The winner receives a free conference ticket worth $1300nzd.
Please vote for him here:
The voting closes 15th of April so vote now. Good luck Jack.