Being Safer At Home has put more walkers, bicyclists, and e-scooter users on our streets and sidewalks. In this brief guide, we share what we consider to be “key” information that all of us need to know to boost multi-modal transportation safety. Read on. Talk about “rules of the road” with your children. Get everyone up to speed . . . a safe speed!
There are so many neighbors out walking and biking through the neighborhood on any given day! That’s a great way to enjoy our lingering spring weather, get some exercise, be safe with family and friends, take a break from work, etc. I’m happy to say that it is so popular that it reminds me of the famous saying by Maggie Smith as the dowager countess, Lady Grantham, in Downton Abbey: “What’s a weekend?”
That said, all this walking and biking on our neighborhood streets increases the potential for accidents. This concern, among others for boosting the safety of multimodal transportation, inspired BHNA board member Mary Kay Falconer to write a safety guide. It clarifies the rules of the road and gives safety suggestions for car drivers, walkers, bicyclists, and scooter users. Let’s be safe out there! Read the guide. If you have children, take the time to go over the presented laws and safety suggestions with them too.