As the weather begins to cool down across much of the US and fall approaches, many people will consider biking to work until it gets too cold to do so. This is a great alternative to driving, reduces traffic congestion and pollution, and is good for your health.
While there are many risks to driving or riding as a passenger in a car, there are heightened risks to being a bicyclist. This shouldn’t deter you from taking a ride on your daily commute.
As long as you follow bicycle safety on your route and practice awareness, you shouldn’t run into any problems.
- Use designated spaces.
Bicycles are supposed to follow the same traffic rules as car drivers. That said, it can be very intimidating as a bicyclist to enter into the same traffic as other vehicles.
Whenever possible, turn to bicycle boulevards and bicycle paths to...