Roll together

    getabout columbia logoBicyclists and motorists can roll together

    Below are some recommendations for bicyclists and motorists to share the road safely. Bicyclists and motorists share the same rights – and the same responsibilities – when using our public roads.

    Recommendations for bicyclists:
    –  Wear a bike helmet.
    –  Use lights at night – white in front, red in back.
    –  Wear reflective or light-colored clothing.
    –  Ride in the same direction as traffic and use hand signals.
    –  Ride single file and as far to the right as safe.
    –  Move to the center of the lane when space is too narrow to share with a car.
    –  Be predictable – don’t weave.

    Recommendations for motorists: 

    – When passing, provide at least three feet of space between your vehicle and a bike. 
    – Look for bicyclists before opening a car door when you’re parked on the street. 
    – Remember that bicyclists sometimes have to move towards the middle of the lane when space is too small to share or to avoid debris or rough pavement near the curb.
    – Look for bicyclists when making turns – it’s easy to misjudge the speed of an oncoming bike.
    – Look for bicyclists before exiting a parking place or driveway. 
       
    Safety on the road requires mutual respect and understanding between bicyclists and motorists. Let’s Roll Together Columbia! 


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