Bicycle Friendly Driving Course

The next Bicycle Friendly Driver course will be held on Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library.   The course is useful for cyclists as well as motorists.
 
The Bicycle Friendly Driver course is a one-hour interactive class aimed at educating drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people on bicycles. Developed by FC Bikes in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins, the program has been adapted for Lawrence audiences by LBC secretary Kirsten Yunuba Stephens.
 
This course answers questions like:
–How do most crashes involving motor vehicles and bicyclists occur?
–What is the safest way to make a right-hand turn when bike lanes
and/or bicyclists are present?
–Why do bicyclists ride in the middle of the road?
 
Additional topics include:
Common crashes and how to avoid them
What’s legal and what’s not legal, for both motorists and bicyclists
Why bicyclists “take the lane” and what motorists should do in response
Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists and bicyclists.
 
Attendance is open to everyone, no need to RSVP.