By Nicole Burgess
Have you seen this biking crew? These students from Dana Middle School and others are becoming active and riding to and from school on a daily basis. They have fun, explore their neighborhoods, and are becoming less reliable on the normal means of transportation, the car. They have traveled to local distances such as Shelter Island and around Mission Bay as well as a few making the trek to Knott’s Berry Farm for spring break. These kids know how to ride.
They especially want to thank the City of San Diego for the installation of Sharrows on Voltaire and Chatsworth as it brings awareness to cyclists on the streets and makes it a bit safer for their daily commute.
Sharrows are shared lane markings on the pavement, towards the center of the lane, and are used to remind motorists that bicyclists are allowed to lawfully use this portion of the lane. Sharrows help facilitate the direction cyclists should be riding and are most useful when a lane is too narrow for a bicycle rider to share a lane safely side-by-side with a motor vehicle. This is especially important in the presence of on-street parked motor vehicles so that bicyclists are reminded to avoid the “door zone”, a common accident for cyclists. Appropriate signage is added for awareness. As a motorist, please be cautious of others as we all occupy the streets together.
Encourage other to protect our planet and become more sustainable.
Bike to School Day at Dana Middle – Friday, June 1
Bike to School Day at OB Elementary and Bike Rodeo – Thursday, June 7
Bike to the Beach – Everyday!!
District 2, under Kevin Faulconer, now has a District 2 Ped/Bike Advisory Committee – Become active and join us. For more information, contact Nicole Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org