Are Australians Ready to Ax Mandatory Bike Helmets?

Long known as one of only two nations in the world that mandate cycling helmets for every man, woman, and child, Australia may be on the cusp of ending its prohibition of helmet freedom. Without wading into the worn arguments about whether bike helmets themselves help or harm bikes as a movement, it’s important to note… Continue reading Are Australians Ready to Ax Mandatory Bike Helmets?

What’s More Problematic: Bike Helmets, or Arguing About Bike Helmets?

Having written about bicycle rebellion, tactical urbanism, and the Right to the City movement here on Rebel Metropolis for almost a year now, the one issue I’ve shied away from has been bicycle helmets. If you’re a regular reader here, you know I’m not reluctant to question prevailing logic concerning the burgeoning urban cycling movement.… Continue reading What’s More Problematic: Bike Helmets, or Arguing About Bike Helmets?