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Long Beach Cyclists Urge Bikers to Act Like Drivers

10:05 AM PDT on April 14, 2008

 
The League of American Cyclists has produced a video in Long Beach designed to teach cyclists that the safest way to act on your bike is the same way you would act while driving.  As one would expect in a video put out by the League, it isn't a warning designed to scare cyclists into acting a certain way, which will also encourage non-cyclists to get on the bike.  Instead it shows cyclists and automobile drivers what safe cycling looks like in an urban setting.

Below is the text that came with the email:

League of American Bicyclists certified traffic cycling instructors demonstrate the rights and duties of cyclists in the United States. The video shows cyclists acting as drivers of vehicles making normal vehicular maneuvers including lane control, lane sharing, left and right turns, through movements and a freeway ramp crossing. This video is intended to show cyclists and motorists how it looks when cyclists act and are treated as vehicle drivers in normal urban traffic in the City of Long Beach,California. These skills are taught in by the League of American Bicyclists, Bike Ed program.

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