September 1, 2006
Now the Portland Mercury is reporting ("Yellow Bikes: Version 2.0, The Return of Bike Sharing?") that Roland Chlapowski in Sam Adams' office is working on getting such a program going here in Portland.
We'll keep offering encouragement.
September 1, 2006 2:45 PM
Oh yea! This is aweseome. What about helmets though?
September 1, 2006 4:30 PM
Chris Smith Says:
I got beat up on my neighborhood listserv for saying this, but I'll do it again. My experience in Amsterdam (80% of the population bikes, no one wears helmets) has convinced me the an urban cyclist who stays off of high-speed arterials doesn't need a helmet.
Does a helmet improve safety? Sure ... and I could urge every pedestrian to where one too. But making a strong suggestion for helmets for low-speed cycling paints cycling as more dangerous than it is.