Bike Helmets Keep Bicyclists Safe? Think Again.

AMERICAN CITIES’ PREOCCUPATION WITH HELMETS MIGHT UNDERMINE MORE EFFECTIVE WAYS TO PROTECT CYCLISTS.

THE UNHELPFUL WAYS CITIES TALK ABOUT BIKE HELMETS

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Former Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper (center) wore a helmet for the unveiling of the city’s Bcycle bike-share system. But do any of its users? Ed Andrieski/AP

By contrast, other cities depict cyclists of various races and genders in street clothes, some wearing helmets and others not. Culver cites the following promotional image from Minneapolis as a positive example of cyclist representation.

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/03/why-cities-should-watch-their-words-on-bike-safety/554600/

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