It’s the law: In Seattle and the rest of King County you have to wear a helmet when you ride a bike.
Well you’re supposed to anyway. But enforcement can be … sporadic.
As Seattle is seeing a boom in a new breed of stationless bike-share companies, it’s also, anecdotally at least, seeing increasing numbers of people riding those bikes without helmets.
“The reality is that most of the people using the new companies probably aren’t using helmets,” said Detective Mark Jamieson, a Seattle police spokesman. “I think your typical bike user or commuter that has their bike probably…