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Wrench thrown into bike-sharing plans

The City of Vancouver wants to roll out a bike-share scheme like others that have proved popular around the world, but its helmet law is giving it problems. Cities such as Melbourne that have laws have found it impossible to get sufficient people to use their hire bikes.

The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition believes “the over-emphasis of helmet use is detrimental.” VACC vice-president Lori Kessler suggests the winning operator of a local bike sharing business could argue for an exemption to the mandatory use of helmets on business grounds. However, this is being resisted by city councillors.

The city council was expected to announce a winner before the end of September, but the selection process has been postponed without a clear timeline.

Thu 22 Sep 2011

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