Just as long as you’re willing to travel to a local Toronto docking station. I wonder how many trips these Melbourne Bike Share bikes are racking up? In Toronto it is a legal requirement for those under 18 years of age to wear a bicycle helmet. Adults are treated as adults and are allowed helmet choice.
Sadly the local Melbourne Bike Share bikes are still weighed down by the requirement to wear a bicycle helmet no matter where you choose to ride it. If you think that bike share bikes could do with a helmet exemption, use one of our letter templates to quickly email your politician of choice – it only takes a few minutes.
So much needs to be done to improve cycling for transport in Australia – removing barriers such as the helmet law is just one of them.