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There’s No Nice Way To Honk

There’s No Nice Way To Honk: Horns are much louder outside a car than inside, and can easily startle a bicyclist, causing them to swerve or even lose control. Never honk just to say hello or let a bicyclist know you’re there “ a friendly wave or smile is a much nicer greeting. If you […]

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The Truth About Bike Lanes

The Truth About Bike Lanes: Bike lanes define space for bicycles on our crowded roads, but they are intended to keep cars out, not to keep bicycles in. Many bicyclists choose to ride in bike lanes but if they prefer to ride with other traffic, that’s legal too. Stopping or parking in a bike lane […]

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Look Before You Leap (Out)

Look Before You Leap (Out): Getting hit by car doors is a leading cause of injury among bicyclists. Remember that bicycles can legally pass other vehicles on the left or the right, so both drivers and passengers should look behind before exiting the vehicle. Hitting a bicyclist with a car door will get you a […]

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No Sudden Moves

No Sudden Moves: Try to avoid making abrupt turns, particularly when bicyclists are around. Turning too close to bicyclists is one of the leading causes of crashes. Before you turn right, make sure there are no bicycles near you on the right. When turning left, look carefully for oncoming bicycles that might be hidden behind other […]

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Save The Squeeze Plays For Baseball

Save The Squeeze Plays For Baseball: Passing too close to a bicyclist is dangerous. At best, it is frightening to have a moving car or truck mere inches away; at worst, you might force the bicyclist to crash into parked cars or the curb. Slow down and stay a reasonable distance away from bicyclists when […]

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Bicycles Reduce Traffic

Bicycles Reduce Traffic: While it may seem that a bicycle is slowing you down while you wait for an opportunity to pass, those few seconds pale in comparison to the smoother traffic you get from taking cars off the road. That’s exactly what every bicyclist is “ one less car sitting in traffic. In a […]

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Bicycles Are Vehicles Too

Bicycles Are Vehicles Too: Bicycles are legally vehicles (really!) and are supposed to be on the road.  Bicycles do not have to stay all the way to the right they can take the full lane to avoid car doors, debris, bad pavement, or other hazards.  They can even ride side-by-side when it doesn’t interfere with […]

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