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Cycling toward safety

While helmet usage is far from becoming the norm, the accounts provided by students such as Lindsay and the efforts of P&TS and the SUDPS may be beginning to take effect.

“I’ve been on campus on and off since 1985, and I’ve never seen this much attention being paid to promoting helmet wearing,” Yisrael said. “I’m hoping that we are reaching a ‘critical mass.’”

Groups fight ‘geek factor’ to promote bike helmets

Students now have an extra incentive to practice better bicycle-safety habits while biking around campus. Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) launched its first bike safety dorm challenge on Oct. 26 in an effort to encourage students to pledge to follow the rules of the road and wear a helmet. The dorm with the highest percentage of participants in the challenge will win a bus charter to Tahoe.