New study shows mandatory bike helmet laws don’t make a difference but infrastructure does

March 30, 2016 at 9:41 am Leave a comment

harbordBicycle helmets are mandatory in parts of Canada but not in others. This created an opportunity for Researcher Kay Teschke and associates “to calculate exposure-based bicycling hospitalisation rates in Canadian jurisdictions with different helmet legislation and bicycling mode shares, and to examine whether the rates were related to these differences.” The results were released today in a study, Bicycling injury hospitalisation rates in Canadian jurisdictions: analyses examining associations with helmet legislation and mode share.

It’s an interesting study because it is all within one relatively homogenous country with small cultural and transportation policy differences, and it tried to look beyond just helmets but also at cycling infrastructure and cycling mode shares.

Read New study shows mandatory bike helmet laws don’t make a difference but infrastructure does by Lloyd Alter at Treehugger.com

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