Drivers and cyclists can share the road

By learning about the different types of  infrastructures that have been put in place and becoming aware of common types of traffic situations that cyclists face, road users can share the road responsibly. Adding bike lanes, especially to areas with high traffic, is one of the most sweeping changes being made across Texas roadways. These bike lanes are most commonly found on the far right of the road and are reserved for people who ride; they designate the safest place for cyclists to be on the road.  People who drive should also remember the 3 and 6 foot safe passing rule while sharing the roads with people who ride bicycles; because many destinations are still only accessible by roadways without ...

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Statistics reveal sentiments of sharing Texas roadways

Nearly 70% of motorists are comfortable sharing the road with people who ride, according to a survey conducted by GDC Marketing and Ideation commissioned by non-profit Please BE KIND to Cyclists (Please BE KIND) as part of a traffic safety grant awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). An estimated 30% of motorists feel frustrated or angry when they see cyclists on roadways1. Cycling is one of the most common forms of transportation, as 18% of Americans who are 16 years or older ride a bike semi-regularly2. Please BE KIND developed DriveKind RideKind in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to educate both, drivers and cyclists, about distractions, responsibilities, laws and rights associated with sharing the road. A ...

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Cycling quickly becoming a popular mode of transportation in Texas cities

According to a report from the League of American Bicyclists, Texas is ranked the 30th most bicycle friendly state in the country1. While many of the reasons for this low ranking are still in effect, a variety of factors have lead to an increase in cycling culture in Texas. From a growing desire to decrease our carbon footprint, to simply trying to avoid rush hour traffic, or just to be more fit, cycling is more prevalent in Texas than ever before. One of the main reasons for the increase in cycling culture is people trying to avoid the headaches that come with city traffic. A report by Inrix-Driving Intelligence states Texas has 3 of the top 25 most congested cities ...

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