Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Commuting Safety Tips for Bicycle Commuters

Bicycle commuting is on the rise, increasing by more than 62% nationwide from 2000 to 2013, according to the League of American Bicyclists. In bicycle-friendly communities, rates have increased more than 100% over that same period.

If your workers are going to give bicycle commuting a try this summer, encourage them to stay safe with these tips.

If you bike to work, good for you! Biking is good for your health and the environment. But bike riders can be at a disadvantage in traffic, so some caution is advised. Be sure to:

*Plan your route. You don’t want to just get on your bike on Monday morning and take your usual driving route to work. Instead, work out a bike-friendly route.

Your bike route to work will probably be along side streets, bike lanes, and bike paths rather than heavily traveled “main drags.” Practice your route on your day off, and make sure you work out any tricky spots along with your new commute time.

- See more at Safety Daily Advisor

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