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To Encourage Biking, Cities Lose the Helmets

The NY Times looks at the trade-offs between requiring or encouraging helmet use, and actually getting people to ride bikes.  American Bike Advocate Sacrilege, perhaps, but I agree: if we want cycling to be mainstream everyday transportation, the helmets and … Continue reading

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Bike Helmets Not Warranted

A concise explanation from Urban Country on why bike helmets really aren’t warranted.  First, cycling just isn’t that dangerous, and we do most safe things without a helmet.  Second, strongly promoting or legally requiring them discourages cycling in general, and … Continue reading

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