Vancouver Bike Share Program “Mobi”
Vancouver has launched its bike-share program called Mobi and will roll-out approximately 150 hubs by the end of summer 2016. Like Warnett Hallen LLP, Mobi bike stations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The city is promoting the bike-share program as a “healthy transportation option” to increase interest in cycling, extend the reach of transit and reduce vehicle use.
Bike Helmet Law in Vancouver
Unlike other bike-share programs, the Mobi system includes a helmet because Vancouver bylaws call for mandatory use of a bike helmets. A recent article in Business Vancouver discussed concerns of a shared bike-helmet system that offers no sanitation. For most of us, the idea of sharing a bike helmet with a stranger may be so unappealing that we may opt to run the risk of riding a bike without a helmet.
Bike Accidents and Brain Injuries
If you ride a bike without a helmet, the repercussions are not limited to receiving a violation ticket from Vancouver. You could be risking your life. Research shows that bicyclists who do not wear helmets are more likely than helmet wearers to suffer a traumatic brain injury or death.
- LIVESTRONG: Statistics for Helmet Safety
- CDC: Head Injuries and Bicycle Safety
- Healthline: Bicyclists Without Helmets Far More Likely to Suffer Traumatic Head Injury
Wearing a bike helmet is mandatory in Vancouver because bike accidents are frequent. By wearing a bike helmet you are protecting your health, your family and your loved ones. If you use Mobi and don’t want to use the helmet, wear a head-cover underneath or bring your own helmet.
Warnett Hallen LLP, rated by Georgia Straight readers in the top three “best lawyer to call when an accident strikes” is here to help. If you are injured in a bike accident at no fault of your own, do not hesitate to contact the Vancouver bicycle accident lawyers at Warnett Hallen LLP. We can assess your situation, guide you through an injury claim and help you settle for more.
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