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January 06, 2007

Joining OC Wheelmen Share the Road Campaign

Received in  e-mail:

The Orange County Wheelmen Board of Directors appointed a new committee to promote bicycle safety.  Michelle Kashima was named chair of the "OCW Share the Road" committee. 

Through Michelle's efforts our club is in the process of communicating with our state politicians and Department of Motor Vehicles to create a "Share the Road" license plate in California, such as the one that has been proposed in the state of Colorado. [ Shown here. ]. 

Each special license plate sold would provide funding to support the Share the Road Education Fund in making roads safer in California.

Bicycle safety is a critical issue to all of us.  Please help us by going to the website to read and sign our petition ( CA. Residents only! ).

A message from Barbara Tomita, OCW President

I've signed the petition.

Doing more to promote the ideas listed below is a good idea:

1. Educating motorists on how to safely share the road.

2. Educating bicyclists on the rules of the road and safe riding.

3. Educating event directors and bicyclists on best practices for event safety.

4. Providing guidance to bicyclists involved in crashes.

5. Outreach to law enforcement on the rights and responsibilities of motorists and bicyclists.

January 6, 2007 in Pedaling Advocacy, Share the Road, and Trail: Safety Matters! | Permalink

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Have you ever asked motorists who aren't cyclists what "Share the Road" means?

The answer may surprise you.

Posted by: Fritz | Jan 7, 2007 12:11:13 AM

I love reading your blog. I live in Denmark and the issues you have on your petition have been resolved a long time ago. We have bike lanes, as well as traffic lights specifically made for cyclists and in larger intersections, bikers share the road with motorists, without a problem. I wonder why can't the richest country in the world afford/be bothered with paving one lane at least for cyclist.

Keep up the good work! I like your Rabbi story *smile*

Posted by: Kay | Jan 8, 2007 6:12:36 AM

I signed, without hesitation!
And I will get this plate, if and when it becomes available.

Matt

Posted by: Matthew | Jan 17, 2007 3:43:48 PM

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