This weekend a mass of bicyclists took to the streets of Melbourne to protest Australia’s regressive bike helmet mandate. They were, of course, riding helmet-free. The fine for doing so is an absurd $200.00 AU. Organized by the group Freestyle Cyclists, the protest ride drew immediate media local media attention, which was then magnified across the globe.… Continue reading Melbourne Rides Against Anti-Cycling Helmet Laws
Long known as one of only two nations in the world that mandate cycling helmets for every man, woman, and child, Australia may be on the cusp of ending its prohibition of helmet freedom. Without wading into the worn arguments about whether bike helmets themselves help or harm bikes as a movement, it’s important to note… Continue reading Are Australians Ready to Ax Mandatory Bike Helmets?
This article was originally published on Mismanaging Perception. “In 1980, whale watching surpassed whaling as an industry. Now it’s worth about four times as much. Whale watching provides far, far more jobs to people than whaling ever did.” ~ Paul Watson The argument goes something like this: ‘We recognize that the planet is dying, but… Continue reading IT’S THE FALSE DICHOTOMY, STUPID!