Bike Issue: Tips to coexist

Navigate streets more safely—on two wheels and four

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Riding a bike:

• The right side of the road is the right side of the road. Ride right.

• Communicate with your eyes and your hands—not your finger.

• Stop signs are enforced by police with ticket books.

• Being hit by 4,000 pounds at 35 mph kills, so rolling into an intersection is a risk/reward scenario that if you lose, you’ve lost for good.

Driving a car:

• Let go of your gas pedal when approaching cyclists; allow your car to slow down.

• Watch for cyclists when opening your door, turning right, or pulling into traffic.

• Don’t drive angry at “cyclists.” Every one is different.

• If you haven’t done so, try riding a bicycle. You’ll see things from another vantage.