Tuesday, March 27, 2012
MAKE IT SAFE FOR CYCLING
There are many ways to make road safe for cycling in Klang Valley and elsewhere in Malaysia, among others we can have a dedicated bicycle lane on road shoulder or slow lane like what Penangites got, get it gazetted as an only bicycle lane for Saturday, Sunday and even Public Holiday. Only then, cyclists are seen and felt presence on the road by other motorists otherwise we were often being hit by other road users.
The event organiser for jamboree or fun ride can also play a major role here by giving out bumper car sticker or windscreen car sticker “Share the Road” as part of goodies to put it onto our car, so that we get the message across effectively to other road users.
Those two solutions are not exhaustive here and only temporary that possibly can be materialised towards to the safe road for cycling besides plenty of tips on how not to get hit by other vehicles on the road you will find on internet. Some useful tips how to ride safely from bicyclesafe.com as below:
• Avoid busy streets/road
• Light up
• Take the whole lane when appropriate
• Signal our turns
• Re-think music player, e.g. i-pod
• Ride as we were invisible( full explanation available in blog above)