Re: Re: The Velibs are coming?
They do feel a bit silly to wear at the start, especially if you wear argos’ finest cheapest helmet like I do, but it does become second nature after a while and it feels strange to me on the odd occasion that i don’t wear it.
spoil_sport’s argument about walking and knee pads is leaky at best, given that one generally doesn’t spend the majority of one’s time walking amongst traffic. I feel that I would find it difficult to do myself a serious injury on the bike purely from my own steam, it’s when those big, fast, four-wheeled vehicles become involved that I feel the need to give myself a sporting chance.
I’m not sure if helmet wearing should be made compulsory, at least not yet.
The general thought is that legislating the wearing of helmets could have a negative effect on the promotion of taking up cycling as an alternative mode of transport.