Today is Bike to Work Day — an event that’s all about trying to get more people to ride bicycles more regularly.
And here’s some advice that might help with that goal: Stop forcing people to wear bike helmets.
For most bikers, this advice is anathema. The importance of wearing a helmet has been drilled into everyone since childhood. And, it’s true that, as study after study has shown, you’re better off with a helmet if you’re in an accident.