Helmet Laws and Bikeshare

  1. Little protection is better than none at all...or is it?

    Many Bostonians have enthusiastically embraced the Hubway bikeshare system. Others are hesitant or resistant to join for various reasons. State law doesn’t require adults to wear helmets on bicycles, but the Hubway does.Groups like Helmet Freedom are trying to relax helmet laws everywhere. They don’t oppose the use of helmets; they disagree with mandating helmet use through laws.One writer argues that in order for bikeshare to truly succeed, helmet laws must be relaxed specifically for bikeshare and certain types of bicycles. Helmet Freedom argues that biking without a helmet is safer than riding in a car.

  2. Reactions among casual and serious bikers seem to be divided on the issue, especially as it pertains to bikeshare.

  3. Confident in abilities of bikers, but skeptical of others on the road.
  4. Not too sure about this 1- should it be law? http://t.co/TXpoKU4u Until all road user’s respect all road user’s I’m wearing a #bike #helmet

    November 2, 2011 12:03:29 AM EDT
  5. “Compulsory wearing of helmets is diminishing the number of people riding bicycles.”
  6. RT @helmetfreedom: “Bike Helmet Laws Backfiring: Doctor” http://t.co/Y19xghj5 #cycling #helmet #laws #oz

    October 27, 2011 11:38:42 PM EDT
  7. Advertising that directly opposes mandatory helmet laws….Direct advertising that opposes the use of helmets?!
  8. RT @copenhagenize 60 sec ad against #helmet laws: http://t.co/Pd0nDxwc NB: Australia does not own this law. NZ is member of this club too.

    October 29, 2011 5:21:50 AM EDT
  9. This TED talker doesn’t want you to wear a helmet. It’s not about laws, it’s about safety. Pedestrians are more likely than cyclists to be in an automobile accident.
  10. Mikael Colville-Andersen – Why We Shouldn’t #Bike with a #Helmet: http://t.co/5wJ7Bmwk via @TEDtalks

    November 1, 2011 3:33:28 PM EDT

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