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  • Cities with successful bike sharing programs exempt helmet requirement
  • Melbourne is the only city with a helmet requirement + only city with unsuccesful bike-sharing
  • There is no consensus that Helmets statistically save more lives than no-helmets
  • Bike-share programs have very few to no fatalities: Bike-sharing saves lives.
  • A Richmond ByLaw could exempt helmet requirement for just the bike-share program: precedent in Vancouver for pedicabs works: zero head injuries for drivers and passengers after 12 year.  Exemptions are common for  exemptions for people with religious objections (it’s hard to put a helmet over a turban), children on tricycles, and people with big heads.
  • Also the existing bylaw could reduce the penalties for any cyclist not wearing helmets and/or only enforce if another offence has occured

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