Cycling - Liberal Democrats WA

Cycling

The Liberal Democrats believe that,

  • Individuals should be free to assess risks for themselves and behave accordingly, if their actions pose no threat to others.
  • Wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle or motorcycle is a personal choice that affects only the individual. We are neither pro nor anti-bike helmets, but pro-choice.
  • Mandatory helmet laws lead to less cyclists, meaning more cars, traffic, pollution, etc.

To that end, we will;

  • Repeal mandatory bike helmet laws.
  • Encourage individuals to make an educated and informed choice about whether to wear a helmet.
  • Encourage cycling as a free, healthy and green form of transport, as well as recreational activity, that is unhindered by mandatory helmet laws.