[I]f we wear helmets for cycling, maybe we should wear helmets when we climb ladders or get into a bath, because there are lots more injuries during those activities.” The European Cyclists’ Federation says that bicyclists in its domain have the same risk of serious injury as pedestrians per mile traveled.Or we could adopt the California approach:
In the United States, cities are struggling to overcome the significant practical problems of melding helmet use with bike-sharing programs — such as providing sanitized helmet dispensers at bike docking stations, says Susan Shaheen, director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley.Right next to the condom dispensers. Helmets are health care too, you know! We ought to think about mandating them for pedestrians, ladder-climbers, and bathers. But that bomb-throwing anarchist Rosenthal, she probably ate non-pasteurized cheese while she was in Paris.
H/t Maggie's Farm.