Mayor John T. McDonald III is continuing the distribution of free safety helmets to Cohoes residents.
This program, which started in 2006, focuses on spreading awareness of bike and skateboarding safety especially for those ages 14 and younger.
In New York State, all individuals 13 years of age and younger must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. For skateboarders, the City of Cohoes has a skateboard ordinance which states that all those who skateboard on public property and right of ways must wear a helmet.
To assist with the state helmet requirements, the Cohoes Mayoral Foundation has joined forces with the Brain Injury Association of New York State to distribute helmets to Cohoes youths. The helmets will be available courtesy of Mayor McDonald through his office.