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European Bike Sharing Programs Don't Stress Helmets

One spectacular Sunday in Paris last month, I decided to skip museums and shopping to partake of something even more captivating for an environment reporter: Vélib, arguably the most successful bike-sharing program in the world. In their short lives, Europe’s bike-sharing systems have delivered myriad benefits, notably reducing traffic and its carbon emissions. A number of American cities — including New York, where a bike-sharing program is to open next year — want to replicate that success.

Source: New York Times. Read full article. (link)

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  • Jerry on the road||

    Europe has bike lanes and smaller cars, so there is minimal extra benefit from riding with your helmet there.

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