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Letter: Let’s include a helmet with every bike rental

Let’s include a helmet with every bike rental

Buffalo now has 200 Reddy bikes available for rent throughout the city in partnership with Independent Health.

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment. Here’s the problem: No helmets are available at the time of rental. Now how healthy is that?

I personally know how a helmet can eliminate serious injury. My wife took a fall on her bike a few years ago and the helmet actually helped greatly in reducing the serious injury she might have resulted in the mishap.

Independent Health needs to address this matter as soon as possible to eliminate the possibility of a serious injury.

This is the same reason why boaters and kayakers are required by law to have life jackets available.

Ken Drzymala

Buffalo

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