Share the Road

Share The Road

Share the Road is a campaign, started in London in 2008, that speaks to all road users as people. We advocate simply that we all respect each other’s equal right to use the road.

What does it all mean?

We all use the roads. Some of us prefer to drive, some ride, others walk.

But it’s easy to forget that road users are all the same people; they just chose to travel in a particular way on a particular day.

A step closer to a cycle friendly city?

FROCKS on Bikes member Isabella Cawthorn is one of 10 (out of 12) submitters in favour of lowering speed limits along the Golden Mile. She believes it will make the city safer and more cycle-friendly.

“This is the kind of trend that Wellington would be wise to encourage,” she says. “[Cycling] saves money, and that disposable income can be spent in the local economy or saved. A policy that provides for increased urban cycling will be celebrated for generations to come.”

Report Claims Bicyclists Responsible for Most Biking Fatalities in Berlin

When the New York Police blamed cyclists for causing 75% of accidents -- without offering supporting data, the organization Right of Way struck back with a report showing only 25% of bikers at fault, and that only on the assumption that the drivers responsible for bicycle fatalities testified fairly, in the absence of the victim's point of view.

Lorry drivers have no more excuses when it comes to cycling blind spots (UK)

A new campaign calls for transport firms to send their HGV drivers on cycle-awareness courses and fit their vehicles with cameras

The risk to cyclists from large lorries is a problem in all urban areas. Thankfully crashes are rare – on average about eight cyclists per year are killed by lorries in London, accounting for about half the cyclist deaths in the capital. Across the UK, about 28 are killed by lorries each year, with 70% of these in urban areas.

Creative Challenge Calls on Contestants to Change the Way Urban Dwellers Ride

When challenged to come up with a way to inspire more people to bike for transportation in addition to recreation, three three "former non-bikers" from New York City proposed a campaign to focus on mutual respect between drivers and bikers. The team, calling itself "!ola," was one of four competitors in a contest sponsored by Yoxi, a new site dedicated to social innovation. In its debut competition, Yoxi (pronounced yo-see) posed this question:

Are Dedicated Cycling Lanes Better For Cyclists? Or Should We Share The Road?

Before there were cars, cyclists agitated for smooth, paved roads. In 1896 there was a massive protest in San Francisco with five thousand cyclists, demanding that roads be improved, with the motto “Where There Is a Wheel, There Is a Way.” The roads belonged to the bike.

AA's "Directions" magazine does article on sharing the road

Sharing the road: Cyclists and Motorists

Size matters when it comes to sharing the road, says cyclist and motorist, Peter King

"Imagine driving home. Now imagine you are driving home along an airport runway with jet planes landing and taking off in the lane next to you all the time. That's what it feels like to be a cyclist on many of our busy roads."

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Cyclist/Truck Road Protocol

Between Cycle Tour Operators New Zealand (CTONZ) and Road Transport Forum New Zealand (RTFNZ)

As of October 2008 CTONZ & the Road Transport Forum New Zealand (RTFNZ) have an agreement in principle on a protocol for the on road relationship between truck drivers & cycle touring groups. Both organisations recognise that they share the road and, as such have responsibilities towards each other and a common goal, to reduce the number of incidents between cyclists and trucks on our roads.

Share the Road September 2006 Campaign Outcomes Report

The Share the Road campaign brought together a number of different ongoing activities
around promoting legal and safe use of London roads. The campaign was carried out in
September 2006, and the details are covered in this report. The campaign provided a focus
for education and media attention and engagement with key stakeholders from a variety of
different user groups.

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