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Table 5 Positive and negative frames of cyclists in news stories*

From: Representations of cycling in metropolitan newspapers - changes over time and differences between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia

Positive frames N % Negative frames N %
Brave 24 7.4 Irresponsible lawbreakers 38 11.7
Harmless 7 2.1 Pariahs 14 4.3
Healthy 4 1.2 Danger to others 13 4
Safety conscious 3 0.9 Extremists 10 3.1
Other 20 6.1 Inconvenient 9 2.8
    In the minority 6 1.8
    Badly behaved 4 1.3
    Substance abusers 2 0.6
    Other 11 3.4
  1. *N = 326, each story may contain more than one frame