Bike share programs have been successful around the world, except for one area that continues to stump Bike share creators- helmets. No one has been able to figure out a way to provide a helmet to people who take part in bike share programs, without having them disapear. And requiring the people who rent or check out the bikes doesn’t seem to work either because sometimes they leave the house not expecting or planning to be riding a bike that day. There may be an answer though.
A new helmet made from paper pulp was designed for short periods of use and are produced using recycled paper and water. They can be thrown away when done with and re-pulped into a new helmet and a very affordable price. The question though, which the video below doesn’t answer, is how much protection do these helmets offer your head?
Well they make egg cartons that same way, have you ever seen a broken egg in one of those cartons? But it is cheap and quick to make, and better than what most of the kids in my neighborhood use (nothing).
Lol, good point Charles! And much better than what you see a LOT of adults wearing these days- no helmet. Not sure if there's an increase lately in adults not wearing helmets or if I'm just noticing it more but it seems like very few are.