As a "cyclist" (I say that with quotes because I still feel like a total amateur) I was excited about this story, as I've heard about so many riders being hurt. After David Hall's sister biked to campus and was involved in a hit-and-run, he said, "enough is ENOUGH." As an engineer at Virginia Tech, he partnered with a fellow engineer and created "Park and Diamond" (referencing the intersection where she was hit) that will soon sell portable helmets in forms of hats and beanies! He said, "What does every bike and bag have? A place to store a water bottle. So, if the helmet fits in that space, the rider can always be covered. Carrying a helmet becomes a seamless part of life.”
Read more about it here!
- Sandy (@SandyStec on FB, IG and Twitter)