Welcome to the Town of Greenburgh
News & Information  
  Select News to View

Please select the year.
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Back to Article List

DANGER! don't ride a Lime bicycle without a helmet---asking Lime to attach helmets to bicycles
Release Date: May 08, 2019

I sent the following letter to the President of Lime Bicycle Sharing asking that helmets be attached to bicycles that Lime rents as part of their bicycle sharing program. 
Many cyclists ride around busy roads on their Lime bicycles every day.Most don’t wear helmets. If a cyclist falls off a bicycle and is not riding with a helmet it could be life threatening.  This suggestion will definitely save lives if it is implemented.

PAUL FEINER

 

May 7, 2019

 

 

 

Toby Sun, Co-Founder and CEO

Lime Bicycle Company

2121 S El Camino Real Ste. B100
San Mateo, CA 94403-1861

 

Dear Mr. Sun,

 

I am an avid bicyclist. I am pleased that Lime has expanded your bicycle sharing program to Westchester County, NY - including White Plains and Yonkers. I see your ecofriendly green bicycles all over Greenburgh. These bicycles are popular and enable people to rent a bike by smart phones.

 

Although I am thrilled that more people are cycling around Westchester and using the bicycle as a means to get to work, I have a major concern: almost everyone who rides a Lime bicycle doesn't wear a helmet. Cycling, especially in cities with lots of traffic, could be dangerous. Earlier this year I read that there has been a spike in bicyclist injury and traffic deaths in NYC this year.

  

Many cyclists can avoid serious head injuries if they wear a helmet.  I am wondering if it would be possible to attach an adjustable helmet on the bikes. Are there methods to prevent helmets from leaving bicycles?  Regarding sanitary issues, helmets can include sanitary hair nets to make sure lice and other hair bacteria aren’t transmitted. Is technology available so riders can't ride without a helmet?

   

Over the years I have met cyclists or family members of cyclists who suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of not wearing a helmet. Since many of your cyclists bike in cities in Westchester where it's more dangerous, a helmet is even more important.

  

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Paul J. Feiner

Town Supervisor

 

PJF:ca

 




Print this page Print this page Print this page Email this page Email this page





Contact Information | Home | Town Supervisor | Town Council | Town Clerk's Office | Tax Department | Departments | Documents & Forms | Town Code | GIS Maps, Tax and Assessment Information | Agendas & Minutes | Watch Live Board Meetings | Public Access TV On Demand | Links | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) | Employment Opportunities | Town Updates by E-Mail | Pay Parking Tickets Online | Pay Water Bill Online | On-Line Tax Payments | Map to Town Hall
Use Mobile Site

Copyright © 2014 Town of Greenburgh, NY. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Cit-e-Net