I think everyone agrees that riding is always safer with a helmet. But here’s a (the?) argument for making helmets optional:
1. If helmets are optional, then more people will cycle.
2. And there will initially be more cycling casualties
That’s it. That’s the tweet.
They are the ones who really have a dog in this fight and THEY are the ones who are going to have to do most of the enforcing. If we have to go into another lockdown THEY are the ones it hurts most.