Carry Your Bike Helmet as an Accessory When You Ride Your Bike – That Way It Won’t Muss Your Hair

You certainly can say bicycle riding is a la mode these days in the 415, right?

But when fashionable people start hitting the streets, they find that wearing a helmet can become a burden.

So all you can do is just sling the thing over your shoulder with all your other accessories and then ride, ride, ride.

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The Helmet Issue is a toughie for those who want a vast increase in the number of bikes on the Streets of San Francisco. In France, when a casual rider on a rental bike like a Velib gets killed for want of a helmet, people go ces’t la vie.

In America, people go to a lawyer and sue, sue, sue the city. And the county.

Oh well.

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2 Responses to “Carry Your Bike Helmet as an Accessory When You Ride Your Bike – That Way It Won’t Muss Your Hair”

  1. Dave says:

    As someone not from the US, I have to ask – do ‘people go to a lawyer and sue, sue, sue the city’ if they die in car accident without a helmet? How about pedestrians? (I’m assuming you mean the victim’s family sue, not the dead victim).

    From a safety point of view, helmet wearing on a bike provides a less of a benefit than wearing one while driving and walking (in almost 80% of motoring crashes, cause of death is a head injury, 67% for pedestrians, and about 50% of cyclists). So why is there a Helmet Issue?

    Also, almost 40,000 motorists are killed in the US every year to which most people go ‘oh well’.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    G’Day, mate.

    Well, people sue the city and county of SF all the time for traffic accidents, but not for any helmet issues.

    You assume right, dead people can’t sue.

    So you’re saying bike helmets benefit cyclists? We agree.

    The helmet issue is somebody renting out bikes without offering helmets. That could be big trouble in the 415.