Safer SJSU Cycling

Cyclists riding double past pedestrians

Safer Cycling?
According to the Center for Neuro Skills, “The implementation of effective bicycle helmet programs could have a substantial impact on rates for fatal and nonfatal bicycle-related head injury. For example, from 1984 through 1988, if a presumed helmet-use rate of 10% had been increased to 100% (i.e., universal helmet use), an average of 500 fatal and 151,400 nonfatal bicycle-related head injuries could have been prevented each year.”

SJSU has a bicycle policy allowing the use of bicycles on campus without helmets. The few provisions in this policy to improve the safety of both cyclists and pedestrians need better enforcement.

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