Urban Planet: Can bike-share programs overcome the helmet hurdle?

Bike-share programs have really been taking off in North America over the past few years, but not in municipalities with strict helmet laws.

This article takes a look at the pros and cons of helmet wearing and how it affects participation in bike-share programs.

And here, this NY Times article speaks to the bottom line: “To Encourage Biking, Cities Lose the Helmets.”

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