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Capital Bikeshare has been a success since launching. But one element it's lacking? Helmets.
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Capital Bikeshare has been a success since launching. But one element it's lacking? Helmets.

The public bike rental program known as Capital Bikeshare has, by almost any measure, been a huge success. Ridership is exceeding all expectations and new rental stations are cropping up all over the District and Arlington. But there's one problem no one seems to be discussing: many Bikeshare users ride without helmets. Transportation reporter David Schultz talks with bicyclists and local officials about the situation and whether anything can be done to encourage safer biking.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "Bicycle Thief" by Monaco from What Do You Want From Me?]

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