Thursday, May 10, 2012

What does safe cycling in Dallas mean?

Eliot Landrum, one of the instructors for Cycling Savvy DFW, has a guest post on the Biking in Dallas blog.  There aren't really any tips for safe riding in the post, but it provides the insight and background for starting Cycling Savvy DFW which provides a whole strategy for riding safely.

“Be safe”, you hear folks tell you as you cycle away. We hear it everywhere in cycling circles. But what exactly does that mean? Wear brighter clothes? Be more vigilant for rogue motorists? Wear 1500 watt blinking lights to out shine the sun? Wear the most expensive helmet money can buy? Pick low-traffic roads? Don’t text and cycle?