Bicycle Helmet Laws

Bikes on Marcy Ave, new York

Opinion: Only Slower Traffic Reduces Traffic Deaths

A package of bills in the New York legislature seeks to increase licensing and safety requirements for bikes, e-bikes, and scooters. But research shows speeding and impaired driving are still the top killers of pedestrians and cyclists.

June 24, 2021 - Curbed

Protected Bike Lane

Seattle's Homeless Bearing the Brunt of Helmet Citations

Almost half of bike helmet citations in the city are issued to people experiencing homelessness.

December 28, 2020 - Crosscut

Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane

New York May Require Bike Helmets

Advocates say the mandatory bike helmet proposal is a step in the wrong direction for traffic safety.

August 9, 2017 - Gothamist

Legislation would Require Bike Helmets, Reflective Clothing for Bike Riders

A newly proposed bill in California comes down hard on one side of a hotly contested issue regarding the necessity of helmets in ensuring the safety of bikers.

February 12, 2015 - Sacramento Bee

A bride and groom riding on citi bikes in New York

The Case Against Bike Helmets

Should helmets be an optional accessory, rather than an absolute requirement? Or are helmets a sign of a culture not yet ready to embrace biking as a normal, safe activity?

May 19, 2014 - Vox

Broken Bike Helmet

Bike Helmet Safety Not What We Thought It To Be

According to Jim Titus, two federal government agencies will withdraw their claims that bike helmets are "85% effective".

June 6, 2013 - Greater Greater Washington

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