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    Bike Boxes Can Make Urban Intersections Safer for Cyclists

    If you approach an intersection and see a painted-off area with a bicycle sign inside, you’re coming upon a “bike box” meant to keep cyclists safe. A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Engineering tested how well it works compared to other…

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    Treating Common Bike Injuries

    If you’re an avid cyclist, the chances are good that you will suffer a cycling injury in your lifetime, most likely from a crash, but not necessarily. According to a recent study, the parts of your body most commonly affected by cycling injuries are, in…

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    Should Bike Couriers Be Banned from Wearing Helmets?

    Wearing a helmet protects a cyclist against severe head injury in case of a crash. Most cyclists who wear a helmet feel safer doing so. But is it possible that helmets create a false sense of security? Do cyclists engage in risky behaviour as a…

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    Dutch Reach Recommended in the Highway Code in the United Kingdom

    UPDATE: The Editorial team made the mistake of claiming that the Dutch Reach was actually made into a law. We apologise for this mistake. It wasn’t done on purpose and won’t happen again. A new set of Highway Code changes came into effect on January…

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    How to Keep Your Bike Safe Without a Lock

    Forgetting to bring the lock with you on the ride happens even to the most organized of cyclists. Or maybe you just didn’t want to take one because you were riding light. Either way, what might happen one day is that you will get so…

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    How to Get Your Child Excited to Ride Their Bike to School

    Back to school is just around the corner, and after a very strange year, it is safe to say that many kids, and parents alike, are looking forward to getting back into a more predictable routine. After all the chaos and uncertainty caused by the…