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Want to be more confident while biking in NoVA? 🚲Registration is still available for Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian A...
04/19/2021

Want to be more confident while biking in NoVA? 🚲

Registration is still available for Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee 's FREE Smart Cycling Classes on April 30 and May 1. You'll learn how to safely and comfortably ride your bike in various traffic conditions, terrain, and climates.

Register today! https://bit.ly/3w1Yth0

Want to be more confident while biking in NoVA? 🚲

Registration is still available for Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee 's FREE Smart Cycling Classes on April 30 and May 1. You'll learn how to safely and comfortably ride your bike in various traffic conditions, terrain, and climates.

Register today! https://bit.ly/3w1Yth0

The steering wheel is not a hands-free device. It’s now illegal to hold a phone while driving in Virginia. Put the #Phon...
04/16/2021

The steering wheel is not a hands-free device.

It’s now illegal to hold a phone while driving in Virginia. Put the #PhoneDown.

#HandsFreeVA

The steering wheel is not a hands-free device.

It’s now illegal to hold a phone while driving in Virginia. Put the #PhoneDown.

#HandsFreeVA

Stay visible to drivers after dark. Make sure your (and your children's) outerwear and accessories have reflective mater...
04/15/2021

Stay visible to drivers after dark. Make sure your (and your children's) outerwear and accessories have reflective materials so drivers can see you.

Stay visible to drivers after dark. Make sure your (and your children's) outerwear and accessories have reflective materials so drivers can see you.

One outcome of the COVID 19 pandemic has been the rise of biking and walking among the residents of Northern Virginia. D...
04/14/2021

One outcome of the COVID 19 pandemic has been the rise of biking and walking among the residents of Northern Virginia. Despite the drop between 2019 and 2020 in bike and pedestrian accidents and fatalities, biking and walking the streets of the region could still be safer.

Join the Northern Virginia Regional Commission for a free webinar with Dr. Ralph Buehler, professor and chair of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 19 from 12-1pm.

Dr. Buehler will share the designs, policies and strategies that German and Dutch cities have developed to the benefit of bike and pedestrian safety programs and how these might inform equivalent efforts in Northern Virginia.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3deGewx

One outcome of the COVID 19 pandemic has been the rise of biking and walking among the residents of Northern Virginia. Despite the drop between 2019 and 2020 in bike and pedestrian accidents and fatalities, biking and walking the streets of the region could still be safer.

Join the Northern Virginia Regional Commission for a free webinar with Dr. Ralph Buehler, professor and chair of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 19 from 12-1pm.

Dr. Buehler will share the designs, policies and strategies that German and Dutch cities have developed to the benefit of bike and pedestrian safety programs and how these might inform equivalent efforts in Northern Virginia.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3deGewx

Walking is a healthy and fun alternative to get where you are going. However, you want to make sure you are staying safe...
04/13/2021

Walking is a healthy and fun alternative to get where you are going. However, you want to make sure you are staying safe while doing so.

Download our Pocket Guide for pedestrian safety tips: https://bit.ly/3oZdyvf

Walking is a healthy and fun alternative to get where you are going. However, you want to make sure you are staying safe while doing so.

Download our Pocket Guide for pedestrian safety tips: https://bit.ly/3oZdyvf

Reminder to all drivers: As the weather warms up, make sure to watch out for cyclists on the roadways. There may be more...
04/12/2021

Reminder to all drivers: As the weather warms up, make sure to watch out for cyclists on the roadways. There may be more riding on commercial routes than you've been used to seeing during the winter.

Reminder to all drivers: As the weather warms up, make sure to watch out for cyclists on the roadways. There may be more riding on commercial routes than you've been used to seeing during the winter.

April is #AlcoholAwarenessMonth. Do you know the dangers of impaired walking?According to 2019 Virginia crash data, 25 p...
04/10/2021

April is #AlcoholAwarenessMonth.

Do you know the dangers of impaired walking?
According to 2019 Virginia crash data, 25 percent of pedestrian fatalities had alcohol in their system.

Just as you shouldn't drink and drive, don't drink and walk.

April is #AlcoholAwarenessMonth.

Do you know the dangers of impaired walking?
According to 2019 Virginia crash data, 25 percent of pedestrian fatalities had alcohol in their system.

Just as you shouldn't drink and drive, don't drink and walk.

Join Northern Virginia Regional Commission for a free webinar presented by Dr. Ralph Buehler, professor and chair of Urb...
04/08/2021

Join Northern Virginia Regional Commission for a free webinar presented by Dr. Ralph Buehler, professor and chair of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech on April 19 from 12-1pm.

Dr. Buehler will share the designs, policies and strategies that German and Dutch cities have developed to the benefit of bike and pedestrian safety programs and how these might inform equivalent efforts in Northern Virginia.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3deGewx

Join Northern Virginia Regional Commission for a free webinar presented by Dr. Ralph Buehler, professor and chair of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech on April 19 from 12-1pm.

Dr. Buehler will share the designs, policies and strategies that German and Dutch cities have developed to the benefit of bike and pedestrian safety programs and how these might inform equivalent efforts in Northern Virginia.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3deGewx

Today is #NationalWalkingDay! Lace up your walking shoes and get outside for at least 30 minutes today. Just make sure y...
04/07/2021

Today is #NationalWalkingDay!

Lace up your walking shoes and get outside for at least 30 minutes today. Just make sure you are staying safe while doing so.

Always cross at crosswalks or intersections where drivers expect you.

Download our Pocket Guide to brush up on your pedestrian safety tips and challenge yourself to get heart healthy and fit this year!

https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Today is #NationalWalkingDay!

Lace up your walking shoes and get outside for at least 30 minutes today. Just make sure you are staying safe while doing so.

Always cross at crosswalks or intersections where drivers expect you.

Download our Pocket Guide to brush up on your pedestrian safety tips and challenge yourself to get heart healthy and fit this year!

https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Walking to lunch this afternoon? Remember to watch for turning cars at all intersections, even if the walk signal is lit...
04/06/2021

Walking to lunch this afternoon?

Remember to watch for turning cars at all intersections, even if the walk signal is lit.

Learn more tips to be a safe walker: https://bit.ly/3oZdyvf

Walking to lunch this afternoon?

Remember to watch for turning cars at all intersections, even if the walk signal is lit.

Learn more tips to be a safe walker: https://bit.ly/3oZdyvf

Effective July 1, a new VA law requires motorists to change lanes while passing cyclists and allows cyclists to ride two...
04/06/2021
Bicyclist Safety Act Signed Into Law, Effective July 1, 2021

Effective July 1, a new VA law requires motorists to change lanes while passing cyclists and allows cyclists to ride two abreast at all times.

Read more from the Virginia Bicycling Federation: https://bit.ly/2QTn8UY

Yesterday, March 31, Governor Northam signed HB2262, the Bicyclist Safety Act, to take effect July 1. The new law requires motorists to change lanes while passing cyclists, and allows cyclists to ride two abreast at all times. Both of these provisions will encourage safer passing, and eliminate excu...

Want to be more confident while biking in NoVA? 🚲Take a FREE Smart Cycling Class hosted by Alexandria Bicycle and Pedest...
04/03/2021
BPAC to host two Smart Cycling classes

Want to be more confident while biking in NoVA? 🚲

Take a FREE Smart Cycling Class hosted by Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee! You'll learn how to safely and comfortably ride your bike in various traffic conditions, terrain, and climates.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/31oQbSh

Want to feel more safe and confident riding your bike in various traffic conditions, terrain, and climates? Live or work in northern Virginia? BPAC is hosting two FREE Smart Cycling classes, design…

More children ages 5-14 go to emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries than with any other sport; many are head inju...
04/02/2021

More children ages 5-14 go to emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries than with any other sport; many are head injuries.

Make sure your child's bike helmet fits appropriately.

Learn how on our website: https://bit.ly/38ndMa3

More children ages 5-14 go to emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries than with any other sport; many are head injuries.

Make sure your child's bike helmet fits appropriately.

Learn how on our website: https://bit.ly/38ndMa3

Explore some of Arlington's best landmarks, businesses, trails, and more with WalkArlington & Arlington Transportation P...
04/01/2021

Explore some of Arlington's best landmarks, businesses, trails, and more with WalkArlington & Arlington Transportation Partners interactive map this #NationalWalkingDay on Wednesday, April 7.

Sign up today and find hidden gems you never knew existed: https://bit.ly/2NWFLGB

Explore some of Arlington's best landmarks, businesses, trails, and more with WalkArlington & Arlington Transportation Partners interactive map this #NationalWalkingDay on Wednesday, April 7.

Sign up today and find hidden gems you never knew existed: https://bit.ly/2NWFLGB

Walking or riding a bike on or beside railroad tracks is illegal. Only cross tracks at designated crossings.If driving a...
03/31/2021

Walking or riding a bike on or beside railroad tracks is illegal. Only cross tracks at designated crossings.

If driving across a rail crossing, keep moving, avoid stalling, and never shift gears when crossing the tracks.

Remember, trains weigh thousands of tons and take over a mile to stop. Don’t race a train. No matter what, you won’t win. #StopTrainsCant

Walking or riding a bike on or beside railroad tracks is illegal. Only cross tracks at designated crossings.

If driving across a rail crossing, keep moving, avoid stalling, and never shift gears when crossing the tracks.

Remember, trains weigh thousands of tons and take over a mile to stop. Don’t race a train. No matter what, you won’t win. #StopTrainsCant

In 2018, 857 bicyclists were killed on streets across the country. Wear a helmet. One simple decision could keep you ali...
03/30/2021

In 2018, 857 bicyclists were killed on streets across the country.

Wear a helmet. One simple decision could keep you alive.

In 2018, 857 bicyclists were killed on streets across the country.

Wear a helmet. One simple decision could keep you alive.

03/29/2021
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MYTH: When biking on the street, I do not need to follow traffic signals.

FACT: Bikes must operate as a vehicle when on the road and obey traffic rules.

#MythMonday

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Buckling up helps keep you saf...
03/28/2021

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.

Buckling up helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle, whereas not buckling up can result in being totally ejected from the vehicle in a crash, which is almost always deadly.

Air bags are not enough to protect you; in fact, the force of an air bag can seriously injure or even kill you if you're not buckled up.

Learn more about seat belt safety from NHTSA: https://bit.ly/2mNHoYt

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.

Buckling up helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle, whereas not buckling up can result in being totally ejected from the vehicle in a crash, which is almost always deadly.

Air bags are not enough to protect you; in fact, the force of an air bag can seriously injure or even kill you if you're not buckled up.

Learn more about seat belt safety from NHTSA: https://bit.ly/2mNHoYt

Drivers and pedestrians share the responsibility for pedestrian safety. A little eye contact can go a long way toward re...
03/26/2021
Eyes Meet to Cross Streets

Drivers and pedestrians share the responsibility for pedestrian safety.

A little eye contact can go a long way toward reducing pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

Watch the video from VirginiaDMV: https://bit.ly/3tcFMoD

Drivers and pedestrians share the responsibility for pedestrian safety. A little eye contact can go a long way toward reducing pedestrian injuries and fatali...

47. That was the average age of bicyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017 as reported by NHTSA. You are never t...
03/25/2021

47. That was the average age of bicyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017 as reported by NHTSA.

You are never too old to brush up on your bike safety knowledge.

Download the Pocket Guide on our website: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

47. That was the average age of bicyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017 as reported by NHTSA.

You are never too old to brush up on your bike safety knowledge.

Download the Pocket Guide on our website: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

“The connection that we had—that takes a lifetime to find.” – Nicholas, Fiancé of Georgette who was killed while crossin...
03/24/2021
Street Smart - Georgette

“The connection that we had—that takes a lifetime to find.” – Nicholas, Fiancé of Georgette who was killed while crossing the street.

Speeding shatters lives. Slow down and watch for people walking.

Watch the video from The Street Smart Program: https://bit.ly/2OhwmJZ

More than 4,000 pedestrian and bicycle crashes occur in the DC metro region each year. Lives shatter on impact. Slow down. Be alert. Stop for people in cross...

03/23/2021

A vehicle veering off the road is a factor in almost half of all fatal crashes in Virginia.

Drive safely - stay inside the lines. #ShareVARoads

Heads up, phone down while walking. Pay attention. It could save your life! Download our Pocket Guide for more safety ti...
03/22/2021

Heads up, phone down while walking. Pay attention. It could save your life!

Download our Pocket Guide for more safety tips: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Heads up, phone down while walking. Pay attention. It could save your life!

Download our Pocket Guide for more safety tips: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Do you know if your or your child's bike helmet fits properly?Check out these tips from NHTSA to ensure that you have th...
03/19/2021

Do you know if your or your child's bike helmet fits properly?

Check out these tips from NHTSA to ensure that you have the perfect fit: https://bit.ly/38ndMa3

Do you know if your or your child's bike helmet fits properly?

Check out these tips from NHTSA to ensure that you have the perfect fit: https://bit.ly/38ndMa3

Let your voice be heard! Fairfax County Transportation is updating and combining the Bicycle Master Plan and the Countyw...
03/18/2021

Let your voice be heard!

Fairfax County Transportation is updating and combining the Bicycle Master Plan and the Countywide Trails Plan into the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan. The plan will establish a vision and a roadmap for implementation of safe, convenient, and enjoyable streets and trails in Fairfax County.

Please fill out this brief survey to share your personal experience with active travel in Fairfax County and your thoughts about how to improve active travel conditions in the County: https://bit.ly/2Oed2gF

Let your voice be heard!

Fairfax County Transportation is updating and combining the Bicycle Master Plan and the Countywide Trails Plan into the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan. The plan will establish a vision and a roadmap for implementation of safe, convenient, and enjoyable streets and trails in Fairfax County.

Please fill out this brief survey to share your personal experience with active travel in Fairfax County and your thoughts about how to improve active travel conditions in the County: https://bit.ly/2Oed2gF

In 2019, 1 person was killed every 52 minutes by a drunk driver on our nation’s roads. This St. Patrick's Day, and every...
03/17/2021

In 2019, 1 person was killed every 52 minutes by a drunk driver on our nation’s roads. This St. Patrick's Day, and every day, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

And remember, Buzzed Walking kills too. Alcohol impairs your judgement as a pedestrian too.

In 2019, 1 person was killed every 52 minutes by a drunk driver on our nation’s roads. This St. Patrick's Day, and every day, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

And remember, Buzzed Walking kills too. Alcohol impairs your judgement as a pedestrian too.

Stand on the sidewalk when waiting to cross the street. Learn more safety tips by downloading the Pocket Guide on our we...
03/16/2021

Stand on the sidewalk when waiting to cross the street.

Learn more safety tips by downloading the Pocket Guide on our website: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Stand on the sidewalk when waiting to cross the street.

Learn more safety tips by downloading the Pocket Guide on our website: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Looking for a new podcast to add to your playlist? Check out The Road We Travel, an interview-format podcast focused on ...
03/15/2021

Looking for a new podcast to add to your playlist?

Check out The Road We Travel, an interview-format podcast focused on driver behavior, traffic laws, and emerging transportation technology, presented by DRIVE SMART Virginia .

Listen now: https://bit.ly/38rxUHT

Looking for a new podcast to add to your playlist?

Check out The Road We Travel, an interview-format podcast focused on driver behavior, traffic laws, and emerging transportation technology, presented by DRIVE SMART Virginia .

Listen now: https://bit.ly/38rxUHT

See and be seen at night by carrying a flashlight or using your phone’s flashlight. Download our Pocket Guide for more s...
03/14/2021

See and be seen at night by carrying a flashlight or using your phone’s flashlight.

Download our Pocket Guide for more safe walking tips: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

See and be seen at night by carrying a flashlight or using your phone’s flashlight.

Download our Pocket Guide for more safe walking tips: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

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Share Virginia Roads is a part of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s (NVRC) Share Virginia Roads campaign, a grant funded bicycle and pedestrian safety project funded by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office using federal highway safety grant funds. NVRC has managed this project since 2006. The 2020 grant, FPS 2020-50132-20132, includes a safety pocket guide, outreach efforts, safety instructor training, social media safety campaign, website, and K-12 curricula development. Visit our website to learn more and to take the pledge to keep Virginia roads safe! https://sharevaroads.org/about-us/

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I understand. "Share the Road" = "Walk into moving traffic without looking" There is a reason why most cities do not tell pedestrians to walk into moving traffic. Being the area that encourages bad decisions is not a reason for pride.