If you don’t own a bike, the odds are slim that you happen to own a helmet that you can wear while cruising around a city like New York on a bike-share set of wheels. As such, there’s no helmet requirement in the city, which the administration says is just fine. Others say this lack of safety will increase injuries and fatalities in a city that doesn’t sleep and certainly hates to slow down. [More]
New York City’s new bike share program kicked off over the Memorial Day weekend, and while many residents and tourists took to the streets on the big blue Citi-branded bicycles, not everyone is so amped up about the service. Namely, one local business owner who runs a bike shop that’s offered rentals on the Lower East side for 37 years who now has a Citi Bike kiosk skulking right outside his door.