Safe Bicycling

BikeWalk Williamsburg encourages everyone to make “active transportation” a part of their lifestyle. This will only happen if our streets are perceived safe places to bike and walk. Each of us must do our part to share the road safely with others. State and National organizations provide a wealth of safety information. We hope you find the information contained in the websites below useful. 

 

Virginia

Division of Motor Vehicles

DMV manages highway safety programs in Virginia. They administer federal grants for highway safety programs, including those directed at bicyclists and pedestrians. Read more …

Virginia Department of Highways

VDOT manages the state highways and has a Bicycle and Pedestrian coordinator. The VDOT site contains good safety information plus other useful information on bicycling in Virginia. Read more … 

Sharing the Road in Virginia

DMV, VDOT, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and other organizations (including BikeWalk Williamsburg) has produced safety material in the form of a website plus a booklets and a bookmark. BikeWalk Virginia has copies of Sharing the Road in Virginia and the bookmark. Let us know if you could use these materials to promote safer streets in your neighborhood. Read more …

 

National

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 

NHTSA is the agency under the federal Department of Transportation tasked with improving bicycle safety nationwide has a wealth of information, brochures, and videos. Read more … 

Be a “Roll Model”

This new campaign by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encourages everyone to model safe behaviors while biking, walking, or driving. Read more …

National Center for Safe Routes to School

For twenty years this national program has been working to allow students to safely bike or walk to school. Read more …

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

This site has a variety of resources targeting to students biking or walking to school. Read more …

League of American Bicyclists

LAB is the national advocacy organization working to insure that all bicyclists are safe. Their Ride Smart Program highlights Rules of the Road, has videos to improve your bicycling skills, and offer bike safety course through certified instructors in localities across the country. Williamsburg has two certified instructors (LCIs) and would like to train more. Read more …

10 Ways to Bicycle Safer

A veteran bicyclist from Austin, Texas has created a webpage showcasing 10 ways “How Not to Be Hit by Cars.” Read more …