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Bike 'n Walk
HENDERSONVILLE

Bicycle safety depends on proper training, awareness of the environs, and knowledge of laws that promote safe use of that vehicle

Over 50% of the injuries incurred by bicyclists are because they learned no more about how to drive that bicycle than how to maintain their balance. 

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Bicycles belong on the road.  They must drive defensively and maintain awareness of sources of confict with motorists

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SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • Wear a helmet. 90% of bicyclist fatalities result from head injuries
  • Be alert to road conditions
    -Wear a rear view mirror
    -Do not use earbuds (illegal in some
    states)
  • Avoid impeding traffic.
    -Law requires bicyclist to exit the road when blocking more than four cars
  • Use the shoulder and ride as far from motor traffic as practical.
  • Obey traffic controls, especially Stop Lights.
  • Dress and equip bike to be seen
    -Law requires front and back lights
    -Wear bright and reflective colors.
  • Do not expect motorists to anticipate bikes.
    -With more than 1000 cars for each
    bike, surprises can be fatal
    -Not all roads are suitable for bicycles
    Poor visibility and heavy traffic are
    hazardous 
  • Drive in predictable fashions.
    -Use hand signals 
  • Stay in the proper traffic lane.
    -Right as far to right as practical
    -Don’t pass cars on the right
    -Stay left for left turns
    -When necessary, control the lane
  • Avoid the “door zone,” even if that is where a bike lane may be
  • Be courteous to motorists and pedestrians.

SAFETY GUIDELINES

HBPC Plans/Reviews
-North-Central Hville-Feb
16
-Saundersville CMAQ-Dec 16 
-Greenway Safety Review-Jan 17  
-Project "TO DO" List  
-Facebook Page

Hendersonville Department Directors
- Planning: Keith Free kfree@hvilletn.org
- Public Works: Chip Moore jmoore@hville.org
- Parks: Brandon Rogers brogers@hvilletn.org.