No helmet laws, no helmets (oh well maybe the odd one) and 100s of bicycles - I can't wait and I'm leaving on a jet plane very very soon!
Lots and lots of folk involved with the good stuff on cities - in fact more than 1,300 planners, and architects, and engineers, and social marketers, and business people, and industry reps (helmety ones, don't expect me to drop by!), and academics and environmental activists, and 1 anti-helmet law activist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh well maybe a few more too...
...and what a right bunch of charlies us Aussies will feel once we're there - I know...I remember I did last year for the Velo-City12 in Vancouver when the entire auditorium guffawed with laughter when the keynote speaker paused for a little extra emphasis on how rubbish Australia had been to date in terms of doing stuff that really makes a difference, and I mean really really makes a difference because Australia certainly doesn't amount to much when you compare us to other countries and their cities have been doing.
Oh well, not to worry; what can we do except complain like mad, as we do!!!