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Helmet law or not all public bike share systems should offer the choice of a helmet.
“This is not an endorsement for any jurisdiction adopting an ordinance making it mandatory for cyclists to wear helmets, but an incident last weekend in Arlington should remind bikers that shielding their noggins should be a constant habit, not a sometimes thing.
ARLnow reports a cyclist out for a ride on Sunday afternoon was taken to an area hospital after being struck by a runaway dump truck which proceeded to knock him over and run over his head. Seriously:
The man was knocked to the ground and one of the truck’s tires ran over his head, said Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. The man was wearing a helmet at the time and the helmet likely saved his life. He was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital’s trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries, Sternbeck said.
Seriously, helmet laws are pointless governmental busywork and don’t prevent bike crashes or injuries, but helmets are very important cycling accessories that can do amazing things, like PROTECT YOUR HEAD FROM BEING CRUSHED BY A RENEGADE DUMP TRUCK.”
In an emailed statement to McClatchy, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood touted his department’s work promoting bike-sharing and other alternatives to driving:
“Through our programs, we have funded new bike lanes and paths and have supported the development of bike-sharing programs to improve opportunities for people to get around safely and conveniently on a bicycle.”
At a news conference in May, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg sounded enthusiastic about his city’s initiative: “Every city I’ve talked to mayors in around the world, it’s one of the most popular things they’ve ever done. I would expect it to be popular here.”
“We are a small town and it is a real privilege to be able to work with SandVault Group Global Solutions Corp on this innovative community bike share program.” Says Mayor Christina Benty. “Being a healthy and active community is important to us so the bike program is a natural fit expanding transportation options for locals and tourists.”
“I really don’t think we can add stations fast enough to match the demand and incredible enthusiasm for Capital Bikeshare,” according to Gabe Klein, director of the District Department of Transportation. “It is not only bikesharing, it is a new bike transportation network,” says Klein. “The installation of bike lanes, bike signals and now this bikeshare program will provide people with safer routes throughout the city and into Arlington ”
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