Guest writer Elliot Fishman explains the reasons for Australia’s lower than expected take up of bike share. He says it may be possible for cities with helmet laws to run a successful scheme
The environmental and health benefits of bikeshare schemes are way too small by themselves to justify repeal of the helmet law. Any debate on changing the law should be evidence-based and inclusive
A new study concludes there are multiple reasons why Brisbane CityCycle has flopped, including the difficulty of signing up, the need to wear a helmet, unsafe streets, and diabolical marketing.