Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Walk Bike Berks Photo Album

[Walking] is environmentally friendly!It would be safer with sidewalks.It's fun to walk with friends!I live close!From the Farm Show to the CapitolFrom the Farm Show to the Capitol
Gathering at the steps of Reading's City HallCongressman Gerlach's Ass't, Joseph PuglieseThe Reading of our Bike Month ProclamationMayor McMahon, who biked to workEmily WeidnerBerks PC Michael Golembiewski
Brandy and Laura from Commuter ServicesMichele with Mayor McMahonWinners 09Speech2Scott_CanuppMostTrips 09
Jeremy Slonaker and Mike Myers Presentation 09Group2WWB_LOGO_Color_7_inchBike Ed 2010 #2.jpgBike Ed 2010Rebecca Hartman

Walk Bike Berks Photo Album, a group on Flickr.

See pictures of Safe Routes To School and International Walk to School Day Celebrations held in Berks County. Enjoy our entire photo album!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Five Steps to Riding Better -- Thanks LAB

1. Follow the Rules of the Road
  • Ride with traffic and obey the same laws as motorists.
  • Use the rightmost lane that heads in the direction that you are traveling.
  • Obey all traffic control devices, such as stop signs, lights, and lane markings.
  • Always look back and use hand and arm signals to indicate your intention to stop, merge or turn.
Reflective Leg Band
2. Be Visible

  • Ride where drivers can see you.
  • Wear brightly colored clothing at all times.
  • At night, use a white front light and red rear light or reflector.
  • Wear reflective tape or clothing.

3. Be Predictable

  • Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars.
  • Make eye contact with motorists to let them know you are there.
  • Do not ride on the sidewalk. 
4. Anticipate Conflicts

  • Be aware of traffic around you and be prepared to take evasive action.
  • Learn braking and turning techniques to avoid crashes.
  • Be extra alert at intersections.
5. Wear a Helmet

  • Make sure that the helmet fits on top of your head, not tipped back or forward.
  • After a crash or any impact that affects your helmet, visible or not, replace it immediately.