By Jess Zimmerman Bikeshares are a really smart idea, so participants obviously know how to use their brains — but they apparently don’t know how to protect them. Helmet use on bikeshare bikes is pretty abysmal — data from Boston’s bikeshare program show that only 30 percent of users wear a helmet. So a group of adorable MIT undergraduates has invented HelmetHub, a vending machine that dispenses bike helmets for $8 a pop.
Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh gave her colleagues on the D.C. Council a gift of Capital Bikeshare memberships, bike helmets, custom license plates, and maps for getting around on two wheels. [ more › ] Read Post
One bike shop owner has grumpy words about Capital Bikeshare riders, while some users run into full and empty stations. In fact, bike sharing gets more people biking in general, and its relatively few frustrations, while problems to... Read Post