Collisions between motorists and bicyclists can often be caused by confusion over who has the right of way, and Bicycle Colorado is working to change that.
Bicycle Colorado is hosting a series of courses to teach motorists how to be a bicycle-friendly driver, and Lakewood has been chosen as a site for one of these courses. This course is for both motorists and bicyclists.
Sign up for this free course: 6 p.m., Oct. 2 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Register at BicycleColorado.org/initiatives/bike-school/bicycle-friendly-drivers.
Participants will become a certified bicycle-friendly driver after learning about the following topics:
- Common crashes between motorists and bicyclists and how to avoid them.
- Legal and illegal behavior for both motorists and bicyclists.
- How to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure.
- Why sharing the road is the safest option for both motorists and bicyclists.
No matter how we get around, we’re all people, and safety is a shared responsibility. This course can help make Colorado’s urban, rural and mountain roads safer and more courteous for all.
Posted on: Monday, September 17, 2018