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#1 2021-12-27 10:45:35

From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2008-05-26
Posts: 1,339

Bruce Todd, former mayor who championed a helmet law, dies

Austin had a brief, unpopular all-ages helmet law in 1996.  It was amended to be kids-only after public blowback.

In 2006, former mayor Bruce Todd tried to bring the helmet law back, without success, possibly because cyclists packed City Hall to protest.  I remember bemoaning how energized cyclists were for that effort, which I couldn't get anyone on board the same year to help advocate for car-free bike lanes on Shoal Creek Blvd.

Anyway, Bruce Todd just passed, at age 72.


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