If you found out helmets were unnecessary, would you be more likely to use a bike sharing program in the city?
According to the New York Times, European bike sharing programs don’t make you wear helmets, and the use of these programs is growing quickly. They say that bike riding is no more dangerous than many other ordinary household activities that don’t require helmets.
So if you didn’t have to wear a helmet, would bike riding seem safer? Would it be easier? Would you be more likely to do it? What if the bike was right there, on the corner, waiting for you, and you didn’t have to care for it when the ride was over?