Thursday, May 17, 2012
Road Respect car and bike program coming to St. George
The Road Respect visit in St. George includes an opportunity for local cyclists to ride along with the core cycling group, followed by a “Road Respect Rally” aimed at informing drivers and cyclists about safety on the road. The goal of the program is to increase awareness about the rules of the road pertaining to bicycling and to build respect between the two groups.
The Road Respect program was developed by the Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Department of Public Safety in response to concerns from both bicyclists and drivers about safety and the behaviors of each group on the road. It features the Road Respect Bike Tour with 30 cyclists, law enforcement, public safety, transportation and bicycle advocacy groups biking through the state.
By demonstrating proper cycling behaviors on the road, the Road Respect Tour cyclists serve as positive examples for other cyclists and drivers with the aim of increasing respect among both groups. St George News