Learning about Copenhagen bike culture from Mr. Copenhagenize himself

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credit: Copenhagenize

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My introduction to Copenhagenize was inauspicious, a response to a post where I complained that the person heading up a bicycle advocacy group in New York should perhaps set a good example by wearing a helmet. Mikael wrote:

Lloyd Alter at Treehugger, darling of the helmet industry, gets his knickers into the usual twist. Let's face it, this guy is the Fox News of the bicycle world. Let's get one thing straight. None of these three men are helmet experts. Lloyd tries to fake it like a porn star but really, these are journalists in Emerging Bicycle Cultures writing about cycling. Let's not take them too seriously.

He was right, and I have learned a lot since then.