(Bicycles patiently waiting opposite the Carlisle Hotel, Newtown)
My niece sent me the following link re the Melbourne Bike share programme...
...OMG! - what a load of uninformed and ignorant baloney re helmets (!!) evidenced by the statement "If you don't own a helmet, you probably don't have the basic skills to ride in heavy traffic"
I don't own a helmet yet I have been cycling around the globe for the past 46 years (sans helmets, trainer wheels, high-vis-vests, 'Uncle Tom Cobbely & all') and I passionately believe that mandatory helmet laws ought to be a question of civil liberties!
Now before I get bombarded with invitations to pay for my own medical bills, please remember that our health system does not work on a 'personal liability' basis, hence our willingness to care for people with needs even when they smoke, over-eat, over drink, and even ride bicycles with helmets on (SUPER RISKY)!
Melbourne's bike-share programme has been set up to fail - why else would the tender have been granted to a car club?"
...God knows who Wade Wallace is but he sounds tiresome!!
Goodbye ibikelondon blog, hello Strategic Cities
16 hours ago