Helmet Wearing Among Users of a Public Bicycle-Sharing Program in the District of Columbia and Comparable Riders on Personal Bicycles

Bicycle-sharing programs are increasing in popularity and have the potential to increase physical activity while decreasing air pollution. However, anecdotal evidence suggests helmet use is lower among users of bicycle-sharing programs than cyclists on private bicycles. The authors 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.


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  • Accession Number: 01444320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2012 1:10PM