WINNIPEG – Making bike helmets mandatory for adults wouldn’t necessarily make cyclists safer according to a new report at city hall.
Councillor Russ Wyatt asked for a study last year on whether helmets should be required for anyone riding a bike in Winnipeg.
Right now, a provincial law only covers people under 18.
But the report says there is no evidence a bike helmet law would make cyclists significantly safer.
It suggests better bike infrastructure, like protected bike lanes, might have a larger impact
The report says helmets don’t offer that much protection if cyclists are involved in a high speed crash with a car and a law may reinforce the belief that cycling is dangerous.