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Rollout of Citibikes puts focus on calls for mandatory helmets

Posted at 12:19 AM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-04 08:37:21-04

Anyone in New York City can now purchase a day pass to ride the one of the new Citibikes. It was available (since Memorial Day) only to those who purchased the annual membership.

I randomly selected a route (knowing that the mandatory bike helmet issue was resurfacing again).

In New York City, bike helmets are required only for those ages 13 and younger. Councilmember David Greenfield says his idea for mandatory bike helmets, which was proposed last year, is working its way through council.

And yes, I wore a helmet and I will wear a helmet in the future.