Decades ago I was thrilled to be a nine-year old owner of a used Columbia bicycle. I rode that thing up and down the hills of Derby and Ansonia. It was driven on Rt34, Main Street and all streets in between. I drove it to Seymour, Orange and Woodbridge. It was used in places were no roads existed. I never wore a helmet. Nobody wore helmets back then.
If you fell and got hurt, you either learned how to handle certain situations or resigned yourself to the fact that you were a klutz.
I’m not against being safe, but am I wrong in believing we as a nation are being sissified when we wear helmets on paved walkways like our Greenway were no cars or other vehicles are allowed?