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Bike Path Manners & Etiquette : How to Ride in Traffic on the Bike Path : Bicycle Safety & Etiquette

Bike Path Manners & Etiquette : How to Ride in Traffic on the Bike Path : Bicycle Safety & Etiquette


Hi! This is Ben Jordan from expertvillage.com
and I am here to talk to you about riding your bike in traffic. When you are living
in the city, riding your bike on bike trails isn’t always possible or it may be easier
for you to use the roads. Riding on the road with an automobile or any other traffic its
being important to pay attention to a few safety tips. It is important to stay on the
right hand side of the road. Typically you will be slower than the traffic so it is important
that they are allowed to pass you on the left hand side. Stay as far to the right as possible
while staying on the road but also not going too close to the shoulder as to cause yourself
danger. Cars will pass you on your left. It is important to wear bright clothing and at
night to wear a blinker and have a headlamp on the front of your bike. Cars may not be
able to distinguish you from other vehicles until they are fairly close to you so the
more notice you can give them, you are on the road, the safer you will be. It is important
that when you are riding on the road where there are parked cars, that you give yourself
at least one door length away from the cars, so not to be hit by doors that may open suddenly.

2 comments on “Bike Path Manners & Etiquette : How to Ride in Traffic on the Bike Path : Bicycle Safety & Etiquette

  1. An incompetent cyclist teaching infearior techniques to other infearior cyclists?!?

    Get out in the lane; control your space. In most every state, the operator of a bicycle is considered a vehicle. Exercise your right as such. Slow traffic is to keep as far to the right as ***PRACTICABLE*** (not possible). Overtaking vehicles can pass on the left, where safely able to do so.

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