I pledge to ride and drive with care. I understand that our roads are shared and that motorists and cyclists have equal rights and responsibilities to use the road. I will show that I care about all users of our streets by being respectful, courteous and doing the following:

When cycling I will:

  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Stop at red lights and stop signs
  • Ride in the direction of traffic unless otherwise indicated
  • Signal my intentions to stop or turn
  • Be visible and predictable
  • Stay alert and focused and not listen to music or talk on my cellphone.

When driving I will:

  • Give cyclists plenty of room when passing them and, if necessary, wait for a safe moment to pass
  • Devote my full attention to driving and avoid distractions such as my cellphone
  • Check for cyclists before opening a car door
  • Slow down and not let impatience or anger impact the way I drive
  • Conduct shoulder checks and check rearview and side mirrors before changing lanes to look for cyclists
  • Pay special attention at intersections, taking extra care to check for cyclists before turning, and making sure to signal my intentions clearly

Keep yourself safe on the bike - wear a properly fitted helment, and in the car - always wear your seatbelt.

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