- For seven weeks in May and June, volunteers patrolled bike paths and city streets in search of helmet-wearing cyclists who were rewarded for donning the protective gear with gift certificates and draw tickets.
“Despite unfavourable weather conditions and less cyclists out and about on many rainy days, we are very pleased with the initial outcomes of the program,” she said.
About 250 positive-reward tickets were handed out to cyclists wearing helmets.
Discount coupons for the cranium protectors were handed out to those not wearing them. But, bery few cyclists took advantage of the savings.
However, one man did outfit himself and his whole family with certified helmets.