Did mandatory helmet law kill Melbourne's bike share scheme?

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Cunobelin
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Re: Did mandatory helmet law kill Melbourne's bike share scheme?

Postby Cunobelin » 31 Aug 2019, 12:47pm

Wanlock Dod wrote:
mjr wrote:Relatedly: has public mass cycle hire worked anywhere with helmet forcing?

Helsinki has a city bike scheme which they seem to think is pretty successful, and I also have a feeling that they have a helmet law. I suspect that the difference with Australia is in how the helmet law is enforced.


The Finnish are also looking at the option of repealing the Helmet Legislation

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Re: Did mandatory helmet law kill Melbourne's bike share scheme?

Postby mattheus » 31 Aug 2019, 12:52pm

a PM riding a bike without a helmet is a good thing




(sorry about that - I think it's becoming a reflex ... )

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Re: Did mandatory helmet law kill Melbourne's bike share scheme?

Postby Mike Sales » 31 Aug 2019, 12:54pm

It is said that the Vancouver hire scheme works, in spite of a helmet law, but

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 I'm from Portland, Oregon, where bicycle helmets are only required for children. I read the laws carefully before coming to Vancouver to attend UBC for a semester, and the law clearly says helmets are mandatory for everyone... yet when I was biking the seawall for the first time, I'd say I was in the minority for people actually wearing helmets.


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Helmets are compulsory in Vancovuer and the popular bike share systems just lock a helmet to the bike. When you unlock the bike the helmet is freed. Some people put the helmet in the basket and ride without it. I