"I talked to the restaurant owner, who seemed sincere about making a mistake the first time around, with the signs in the middle of the bike lane. He's imploring the city and alderman to come up with a solution that's better than his.
"This bike design is very stable. I think it would be almost impossible to do an endo on one of these bikes. Most people riding them are likely to be going about 8-12 mph, so risk of injuries in a crash is lower.
"Most users won't use helmets. The safety record for bike share users elsewhere is better than riding one's own bike. (I don't feel like hunting for the link to this.) These bikes have fat tires, weigh 40 lbs and most…"
"I think most users aren't going to wear helmets. Does anybody know what it is like in the other American cities where this is popular? I certainly didn't wear a helmet the times I've used a system like this while…"
"This has always struck me as an issue with bike sharing. When I raised this in another forum, I got some vehement responses to my question. I could see keeping one at my office for the "just in case" use. But I certainly…"
"No helmets available at time of rental or around rental locations.
That must mean that the city supports riding without a helmet.
Who is going to carry their helmet around all the time just in case they find the need for a Divvy?