Comment 117208

By Tecumseh (registered) | Posted March 23, 2016 at 21:58:26 in reply to Comment 117173

Respectfully, I don't think there are many people who think helmets make cycling weird. I cycle to work every day. Most people I talk to would love it if they could cycle to work. But they don't, for a variety of reasons, the most basic of which is that driving is so built into their lives that cycling just could never fit in in a meaningful way. They live in the suburbs, then they have to go to some big box store, then take their kid to hockey, etc. For the past 60 years we've built cities that preclude cycling, and as a consequence people have built lives that could never include cycling. The perception of safety is important, but the issues are a lot bigger than that.

So if one of those folks says "hey I think I'll give this cycling thing a shot" and chooses to wear a helmet, I will not discourage them.

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