Helmet Wearing among Users of a Public Bicycle Sharing Program in the District of Columbia and Comparable Riders on Personal BicyclesAmerican Journal of Public Health (2012)
AbstractBicycle-sharing programs are increasingly popular and have the potential to increase physical activity and decrease air pollution, but anecdotal evidence suggests helmet use is lower among users of bicycle-sharing programs than cyclists on private bicycles. We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess helmet use among users of a bicycle-sharing program in Washington, DC. Helmet use was significantly lower among cyclists on shared bicycles than private bicycles, highlighting a need for targeted helmet promotion activities.
Citation InformationJohn D Kraemer, Jason S Rofenbender and Laura Anderko. "Helmet Wearing among Users of a Public Bicycle Sharing Program in the District of Columbia and Comparable Riders on Personal Bicycles" American Journal of Public Health Vol. 102 (2012)
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