Velib helmets

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2009
Reference: 
2009/0215
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree that making the wearing of helmets compulsory as part of the user conditions for the London cycle hire scheme would severely limit take up and impose a condition which does not apply to other cyclists?

Answer

Answer for Velib helmets

Answer for Velib helmets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are no plans to make the use of cycle helmets compulsory for users of the London Cycle Hire Scheme.

The wearing of cycle helmets in the UK is not mandatory and it is therefore personal choice as to whether cyclists might like to consider wearing a helmet.