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Supporting Bicycling at Georgia Tech

Resources

April 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Bike GT is pleased to offer a variety of resources for bicyclists, including commuter resources, information about local retailers and mechanics, and a brief overview of local advocacy organizations and current advocacy efforts in the area. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive library of relevant articles, maps, and links, and we will endeavor to keep all of these updated frequently.

Under the commuter resources heading, you’ll find information on incentives, higher quality routes, and much more. The advocacy resources include local organizations, ongoing legislative developments, and documents to help you become more informed and involved! The retail section is pretty much what it sounds like!

If you’re interested in getting started, and not sure where to begin, each page offers valuable information for you, and we’re always happy to help new riders find routes, get geared up, and so forth. Drop us an email, tweet at us, hit us on facebook, or leave a comment.

 

Being a Safe and Law-Abiding Cyclist:

  • Ride with traffic, on the street
  • Ride as close to the right as practicable (but not as far right as possible – you want to leave space to adjust for potholes, debris, or cars passing too closely to your left, and to be visible to cars on cross-streets)
  • Obey all signs & signals
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Use front white and rear red lights
  • Signal all turns & stop

    Remember:
  • Be Predictable!
    Be Alert!
    Be Visible!
    Be Assertive!
    Be Courteous!

    (Thanks to ABC for the info)

    Also, if there’s something you’d like to see added to our resources section, please let us know!

4 people are talking about “Resources

  1. It’s a lot less hazardous for a pedestrian to be hit by a cyclist than for a cyclist to get hit by a car. Of course, the speed needs to be kept pretty low to avoid a nasty bump for anyone.

    • At low speeds, that’s true, but there are numerous cases of pedestrians being killed by cyclists, so be careful on trails, and keep your speed down! And either way, be sure to keep off sidewalks, where it’s more dangerous for everyone!

    • For some people that’s a common feeling, and we certainly don’t want people to go too far outside their comfort zone; after all, feeling unsafe isn’t a pleasant way to commute. That said, be very careful on the PATH, and remember that you shouldn’t ride above 10 mph on multi-use paths. While a run-in with a car might be worse for you, hitting a pedestrian at speed is very dangerous for the pedestrian. Also be sure to use good general etiquette (warning before passing, riding to the right, etc)!

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