Wow.. Talk about a Red State vs Blue State contrast maybe even Boomer vs Gen X and Y.. Seattle has a bicycle helmet law. No big deal.. I think for us 40 and below who have grown up using helmets for hockey, skateboarding, roller blades, and bicycling the opposition to helmet laws seems so childish. I suspect all the baby boomers in Salt lake are the ones doing the whinning. I am very skeptical that bicyclist are against it. When I was ridding a ton and was a member of a local Seattle bicycle club I didn't know of anyone who didn't wear a helmet. Salt Lake folks seem a little silly to me. Freedom my ass.. They can pay for extra health costs then.. Another idiotic bably boomer selfish thing... Heck I ski with a helmet now... Ever since Sony Bono passed away.