Brooklyn: Greenfield to Give Away Free Bike Helmets Sunday At Friends Field

bike-helmetsCouncilman David G. Greenfield is partnering with the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) to host his fourth free bike helmet fitting and giveaway this Sunday in Midwood at Friends Field (Avenue L & East 4th Street). The event is open to everyone, with helmets for all ages. If interested in a helmet, you must stop by Friends Field between noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. Helmets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Only one helmet per person and adults must be present for a child to get a helmet. Last Sunday, Greenfield hosted a wildly popular helmet giveaway in Borough Park where over 500 helmets were given out at the Shomrim Annual Bike Registration event on 18th Avenue.

“Bike riding is an extremely popular activity for residents of all ages. Helmets literally save lives. I am thrilled to partner with DOT to encourage safe cycling. I encourage everyone to come out on Sunday and get correctly fitted for a free helmet,” said Councilman Greenfield.

Councilman Greenfield is a leader in street safety. Greenfield has been a staunch advocate for Vision Zero, a citywide initiative aimed at lowering pedestrian deaths citywide. Greenfield has long encouraged the use of bike helmets on a citywide basis. Studies show that helmets may reduce head injury by as much 85% in case of bicycle accidents.

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