Tuesday, June 10, 2008

In a Biker Gang

... actually just a biker two-some. This week is Bike-to-Work-Week in Chicago. I've been biking for a while and Steve decided he wanted to try it, too. So today was our first day. We had to go a little slow, and I imagine we will for a week or two until he gets used to it.

On a sad note, the beginning of the week was marked by a terrible event reminding us all to be extra cautious on the road - bikers AND drivers! A 22 year old biker was killed after being doored and then hit by another car. All of you should know that Steve and I are very safe. We wear helmets. We make eye contact with other people on the street. We signal. And we don't ride on heavy traffic streets. I don't ride on any street with a bus route, most of the time. Just side streets and bike paths. However, I know that some things are unavoidable.

DRIVERS: please look all around you for cyclists before you open your door (this goes for passenger doors too!), pull away from the curb, make a turn (Right OR Left), or before you start going at a four way stop.

Please watch this short video about awareness of cyclists on the road.

1 comment:

Cat said...

Wow, that video is hilarious and scary at the same time.

And.... GO STEVE!!