How to Share the Road

BASIC RULES FOR SHARING THE ROAD!!!

I thought this would be a good reminder for this month’s newsletter as we are at the beginning of the riding season. (Source- Effective Cyclist) Submitted By – Donna.

8 Basic principles of traffic cycling from Effective Cycling:

  1. Ride on the right side of the roadway (never on the sidewalk)
  2. When you reach a more important road than the one you are on, yield to crossing traffic.
  3. When you intend to change lanes or move laterally on the roadway, yield to traffic in the new or line of travel yielding means looking forward and backward until you see no traffic coming.
  4. When approaching an intersection, position yourself with respect to your destination, direction—on the right near the curb if you want to turn left, and between those positions If you want to go straight.
  5. Between intersections position yourself according to your speed relative to other traffic. Slower traffic is nearer the curb and faster traffic is nearer the center line.
  6. Stop before riding out into traffic from a driveway, sidewalk, alley, or parking lot. Look left, right, and left again. Enter the roadway when there is no traffic.
  7. Obey the stop signs and red lights.
  8. Look back and yield to traffic combing from behind you before turning left at intersections. Always wear a helmet!

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