The EcoHelmet is a paper bicycle helmet made for bike share users

Cities everywhere have bike share programs, but the people who use them often do not use helmets. The EcoHelmet, designed by Isis Shiffer, is a recyclable, inexpensive solution designed to fill that need. It is made with “waterproofed [biodegradable coating lasts three hours] recycled paper in a radial honeycomb pattern” and one size generally fits all. It has been crash tested at Imperial College, London and passed European standards (according to When folded, it may be dispensed to users via a vending machine for as little as $5. The EcoHelmet is still in development, but you may see these soon at a bike share rack near you!

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4 comments… add one
  • RainyDayInterns January 31, 2017, 12:42 pm

    What a super cool idea!!!!

  • Lex February 1, 2017, 2:24 pm

    World sales unit prediction: 25 Maybe ladies will take to this but does not convey a manly look.

    • DStaal February 1, 2017, 4:44 pm

      Would it be better if they imprinted flame graphics on the ends? I’m sure it’s pretty easy.

      This looks like something that could actually work, to me, and I live in a city with an active bike share.

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