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May 2020

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Less Traffic Doesn’t Mean
It’s Safer for Walkers or Bikers

Bikers Walkers

With so many Americans forced to spend more time at home, long walks and leisurely bike rides are among the few ways we can combat cabin fever. That means bike lanes and walking paths are busy right now, while car traffic in many areas has dropped dramatically. But that DOESN’T mean pedestrians, bikers or even motorists can let down their guard as some drivers see less traffic as an excuse for reckless behavior.

BY THE NUMBERS

100 MPH

Law enforcement officials are reporting a spike in speeding throughout the U.S., often exceeding 100 mph.
 

VIDEO BOOKMARK

Bike ABC Quick Check

If your local bike shop is still closed and your wheels need a little love, here’s a DIY guide to keeping your bike safe and tuned up at home.

THE DOCKET

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURES

Many cities are doing it: Closing streets to more safely accommodate increased bike and pedestrian traffic.
 

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