Summertime Peda-Quette: Bikes and Transit

Austin’s enjoying a beautiful summer so far, and people are out and about having fun and being active. This is a time of year when you’re likely to see a lot of people riding bikes around – and maybe you’re one of the many people who have decided to replace a car trip or two with a bike ride!Screen shot 2015-07-06 at 4.18.32 PM

Whether you’re a driver, pedestrian, or cyclist, it’s good to keep in mind a few basics before heading out. A few years back we wrote this bicycle Peda-quette article as part of a series on how pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and drivers interact and get along. The basic tips still apply, although happily Austin has added more bike lanes since we wrote the article. You can check out other Peda-quette articles on transit here and on keeping safe as a pedestrian here.

This Mobility Lab article has some good tips for helping others on the road come away with a positive perception of cyclists (hint: don’t act like traffic laws don’t apply to you).

Capital Metro has also put together a great guide for summertime fun, packed with information about how to use your bike in combination with transit. Check that out here.

We love that Capital Metro has included information about its seven card-accessed MetroBike shelters, connecting trails that help cyclists access transit, and step-by-step instructions for how to take your bike on the bus or train.

Get outside, have fun, be safe, and enjoy trying out multiple modes of travel this summer!

Photo via Austin American-Statesman

 

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