Sierra Club's Bicycle Statement
Thursday, February 21 2013 @ 10:20 AM EST
Contributed by: B' Spokes
- Make a complete network
- Be context-appropriate
- Provide comfort
- Engage the public
All road users, whether they are cyclists, pedestrians or drivers, should understand their rights and responsibilities and the rights and responsibilities of others. In addition, the general public must see walking and biking as legitimate forms of transportation. This can be accomplished with an educational campaign focused on the rights of all road users, on safe travel habits and on the benefits of biking and walking.
- Teach bicycle and pedestrian safety in the driver's education curriculum, ensuring that young people know how to safely interact with all road users as drivers and can be more responsible bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Candidates for a driver's license should be required to answer and pass questions about bicycle and pedestrian safety.
- Incorporate bicycle and pedestrian safety into Montgomery County Public Schools' curriculum as well, potentially in physical education classes or in the health classes currently taught in 5th, 8th and 10th grades.