Bicycle Helmet Cop
My name is Greg. I've been riding bikes since as far back as I can remember. I had training wheels for about a day before I begged my father to take them off. A few shaky hours later, I was riding my bike all over the neighborhood. I rode through high school, to my classes in college and now to work every day.
Biking is a passion. A way of life for me.
So it worries me when I see all the bikers in LA riding without helmets. It's such a simple thing that can do so much good. Helmets save lives. It's as simple as that.
Sure, helmets are not sexy. But neither is a concussion or worse.
My project is called Bicycle Helmet Cop. It involves me dressing up in a uniform that looks official but not too much like LAPD too get me into trouble. I would stand on busy streets and stop bikers under the guise of giving them a ticket for riding without a helmet.
Instead I would give them a free bicycle helmet and only ask in return that they encourage others they see to wear helmets. Maybe in a small way, that could make a difference.
Funded by Los Angeles, CA (October 2011)