“Huh? Wait, what are helmetheads?”
– You, just now
In short, if you’re here, you’re probably a helmethead.
Helmetheads are philanthropists and environmentalists, motivators and natural born wanderers. They want to improve the lives of others, push for a more sustainable future, and believe someday humanity can become greater than the sum of its parts. But, most importantly, Helmetheads embrace the bicycle as a tool to achieve these goals.
“Helmetheads” is the term we use, affectionately, to refer to the collective of friends, sponsors, members, and organizations we are steadily expanding as we move towards our goals. Without the grease that is their support, the gears of our operation would surely rust and we are deeply grateful to every member of this family.
COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE
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The question of whether cyclists should wear helmets provokes fury – often from those on four wheels. But which has the bigger benefit: increased physical safety, or creating a better environment for people to cycle helmet-free?
Build bike lanes, get healthy citizens. (Seems simple, right?)
“The fact that we’re seriously having this discussion in 2017 is disturbing, given the ignominious and well-documented history of projects exactly like this.”
Moving toward zero is perhaps the biggest difference between our philanthropy and a business. In the private sector, the goal is to stay in business. In our case, nothing would make us happier than going out of business because we’ve achieved our goals.
Along nine blocks of Oakland’s Telegraph Avenue, biking is up 78 percent since protected bike lanes were installed. Walking is up 100 percent — maybe because, thanks to the single lane of through traffic in each direction, the pedestrian yield rate doubled in the mornings and tripled in the afternoons.
Low income means you have little money coming in. Low wealth means you have little money at a given time.
From Shanghai to Sichuan, schemes are being rolled out to slash congestion, cut air pollution – and spin a profit
Elon Musk announced plans to start digging a traffic-easing tunnel under Los Angeles “in a month or so”, but city planning bodies say he doesn’t yet have permission.
The Big Jump Project is part of PlacesForBikes, the PeopleForBikes program that kicked off last week to accelerate national progress toward better biking.