• Posts Tagged ‘Share The Road’

    Oregon Is Second State to Drop “Share The Road”

    by  • February 26, 2016 • Traffic Control • 1 Comment

    It took a few years but Delaware has acquired some welcome company. The state of Oregon is now the second state to decide to drop “Share The Road” signs. The Share The Road phrase “meant different things to different people,” said Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) spokeswoman Shelley Snow. ODOT will replace confusing Share The Road...

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    Study Confirms: “Share The Road” Signs Don’t Work

    by  • August 29, 2015 • Traffic Control • 22 Comments

    “Comprehension of the familiar “Share the Road” signage as a statement of bicyclists’ roadway rights has been challenged, based on arguments that it is ambiguous, imprecise, frequently misinterpreted, and not designed for that purpose…In fact, the US state of Delaware discontinued use of the “Share the Road” plaque in November, 2013.” – From “Bicycles...

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    Best of Bike Delaware 2014: “Why ‘Share The Road’ Is Gone in Delaware”

    by  • December 31, 2014 • Most Popular • 2 Comments

    2014 Look Back: This article was originally published on April 4, 2014.  It was the most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2014. Published in the Institute of Transportation Engineers Bicycle and Pedestrian Council Newsletter April 4, 2014 “Share The Road”: It’s practically the national motto of cycling advocacy in the United States. It’s the...

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    News Journal: “Can motorists, bicyclists share the road?”

    by  • September 22, 2014 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Media, Safety • 8 Comments

    by Melissa Nann Burke Published in The News Journal September 21 2014 Every road-riding cyclist has a story about a time a motorist came within inches of killing them. A car recently ran John McCormick off the road when turning into the Brandywine Town Center from Naamans Road in Brandywine Hundred, he said. McCormick...

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    Share the Road Chautaqua

    by  • September 7, 2014 • Traffic Control • 0 Comments

      (Sung to the tune of Kumbaya) Share the road, my friend, share the road. Share the road, my friend, share the road. Oh, friend, share the road.   As we were preparing the syllabus for our introduction to road cycling class, my co-instructor, a long-time biker and experienced teacher, wanted to begin with this...

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    Why “Share The Road” Is Gone in Delaware

    by  • April 7, 2014 • Traffic Control • 19 Comments

    Published in the Institute of Transportation Engineers Bicycle and Pedestrian Council Newsletter April 4, 2014 “Share The Road”: It’s practically the national motto of cycling advocacy in the United States. It’s the cycling “message” on license plates in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Oregon,...

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    Goodbye “Share The Road”

    by  • November 4, 2013 • Traffic Control • 8 Comments

    UPDATE (August 29, 2015): Researchers confirm that “Share The Road” Doesn’t Work: http://www.bikede.org/2015/08/29/share-the-road-is-a-problem/ In August, Bike Delaware asked DelDOT to permanently discontinue its use of the “Share The Road” plaque in Delaware. The article on our ask, which can be read HERE, was viewed on the web more than 15,000 times, “liked” more than...

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    End “Share The Road”

    by  • August 19, 2013 • Traffic Control

    UPDATE (August 29, 2015): Researchers confirm that “Share The Road” Doesn’t Work: http://www.bikede.org/2015/08/29/share-the-road-is-a-problem/ UPDATE (January 19, 2014): Bike Delaware is one of 10 finalists for the Bicycling Magazine People’s Choice Award: http://www.bicycling.com/news/advocacy/vote-bicycling-people-s-choice-advocacy-award?page=0,4 UPDATE (November 4, 2013): DelDOT announced it will discontinue all use of “Share The Road” plaque:  http://www.bikede.org/2013/11/04/goodbye-share-the-road/ Bike Delaware has asked the...

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