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Share VA Roads Virginia Law and Safety Tips for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Motorists.

YOU can make a difference when it comes to road safety!🚦#ShareVARoads offers resources, information and tools on how to ...
05/25/2020

YOU can make a difference when it comes to road safety!🚦

#ShareVARoads offers resources, information and tools on how to navigate the road safely. Visit our website to learn more and we will see you on the road! sharevaroads.org

This memorial day we remember and thank those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Memorial Day is often reg...
05/23/2020

This memorial day we remember and thank those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Memorial Day is often regarded as the unofficial start to the summer. As we try to make the most of this weekend during these times remember to do your part to keep the road safe, as a pedestrian, cyclist, or motorist. Visit our website at https://bit.ly/307nSWM and take the pledge to keep our roads safe.

Biking can be fun but there are also some safety signals that all cyclists should practice, and all drivers and pedestri...
05/22/2020

Biking can be fun but there are also some safety signals that all cyclists should practice, and all drivers and pedestrians should know. Do you know which signals to use and follow? https://bit.ly/307nSWM #ShareRoadVA

05/22/2020
Virginia Department of Transportation

Virginia Department of Transportation

It's a beautiful day for a bike ride, don't you agree?! Before you hit the road, be sure you know the proper hand signals and rules of the road. Drivers, please watch for pedestrians and cyclists and #sharetheroad!

05/22/2020
Virginia Department of Transportation

Virginia Department of Transportation

While parts of the Commonwealth navigate Phase One, please remember that you are still #saferathome.

Continue to:

🚘limit travel

😷wear face coverings in public

6️⃣#socialdistance

💦wash your hands!

05/22/2020
Virginia Department of Transportation

Virginia Department of Transportation

Today, we honor the #transportation heroes who are working on the front lines to keep Virginia moving during the #COVID19 crisis. THANK YOU! #TranspoDayVA #CelebrateTransportationDay

More info: http://transpodayva.org

Riding a bike is a child's first taste of independence and freedom. It is a great way for them to get outside and be act...
05/20/2020

Riding a bike is a child's first taste of independence and freedom. It is a great way for them to get outside and be active. But it is also very important that children stay safe when on their bikes. Download our pocket guide for best practices on bicycle safety and share with your children. You can make it fun! Ask them questions or turn it into a game! Let's all be safe together. https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Repeat after me: As a driver, I will yield to pedestrians and cyclists in intersections or in the street.✋🏼To learn more...
05/18/2020

Repeat after me: As a driver, I will yield to pedestrians and cyclists in intersections or in the street.✋🏼

To learn more about our pledge and safety tips, visit our website https://bit.ly/307nSWM #ShareVARoads #TakethePledge

Reminder: please do not leave your house unless it is for essential purposes. If you do leave the house, remember that r...
05/15/2020

Reminder: please do not leave your house unless it is for essential purposes. If you do leave the house, remember that road safety rules and guidelines apply as always.

Virginia State Parks are working toward a goal to reopen campgrounds for Memorial Day Weekend. The announcement to allow...
05/15/2020
Virginia Campgrounds prepare to reopen

Virginia State Parks are working toward a goal to reopen campgrounds for Memorial Day Weekend. The announcement to allow for the opening of campgrounds came Friday during Governor Northam’s press conference as part of the state’s phase one reopening strategy.

Guests should check the individual park’s website before their visit for the latest updates.

Virginians ready to pitch a tent and experience the great outdoors will soon be able to do just that. Parks plan to open for Memorial Day weekend.

Wearing a helmet is absolutely necessary no matter how old you are. Here are three ways to encourage your child to wear ...
05/13/2020

Wearing a helmet is absolutely necessary no matter how old you are. Here are three ways to encourage your child to wear a helmet when on their bike:

1. Let them pick it out
2. Make sure it fits their head properly
3. Lead by example and wear a helmet too

Let's see your helmets! Share photos with us in the comments below! https://bit.ly/32dtLDg

Roads are empty due to COVID-19 and many drivers are taking advantage of this by driving too fast. Remember to follow th...
05/11/2020

Roads are empty due to COVID-19 and many drivers are taking advantage of this by driving too fast. Remember to follow the speed limits and look out for pedestrians and cyclists. https://bit.ly/2KODdVC

May is #MotorcycleAwarenessMonth. Motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as any other motor vehicle operator ...
05/08/2020

May is #MotorcycleAwarenessMonth. Motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as any other motor vehicle operator on the road. ​Always allow motorcyclists a full lane width and avoid following motorcyclists too closely. Let's all work together to save lives! https://bit.ly/2SlQ7Pc

Today is National Bike to School Day. We may not be biking to school today, but we can still get outside and enjoy the f...
05/06/2020

Today is National Bike to School Day. We may not be biking to school today, but we can still get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Will you be going outside today to ride your bikes? Share a picture with us in the comments below👇🏼🚲

NHTSA
05/04/2020

NHTSA

More families at home mean less traffic, but that is no excuse to speed. Obey speed limits and keep yourself and others safe on the road.

Did you know May is Bicycle Safety Awareness Month? Celebrate the benefits of cycling this month by riding around the ne...
05/01/2020

Did you know May is Bicycle Safety Awareness Month? Celebrate the benefits of cycling this month by riding around the neighborhood for exercise or just for fun. Don't forget to brush up on the best practices for road safety on our website. https://bit.ly/32dtLDg #ShareVARoads #SafetyAwarenessMonth #RideVA

Have you ever been a passenger when the driver of the car you are in makes you feel unsafe? Here are some ways you can a...
04/19/2020

Have you ever been a passenger when the driver of the car you are in makes you feel unsafe? Here are some ways you can address the driver:

Direct Approach: "I'm sorry, but I get really nervous when people text and drive." Wait to see how the person responds. Most people will admit it's probably not a good idea or they'll at least put down the phone.

Subtle Approach: “Would you like me to text for you since you’re driving?”

Indirect Hinting: You can also say things like “I’ve been seeing a lot of officers out today, guess we should put our phones away.” Try to show that you’re on the driver’s side. Point out other bad drivers on the road who are doing the same things that your driver is doing. It may also help them want to be more aware of their surroundings as they drive.

If a driver absolutely won't stop texting or laughs at you for being nervous, don’t feel obligated to ride with them. Whether the bad driver is a friend, sibling, parent, spouse, or acquaintance, you have the freedom to choose your drivers and experience a stress-free ride. Bookmark this post and come back to it next time you need to have this conversation.

During these times of social distancing, spending time outdoors is one thing everyone can do to break the monotony of be...
04/17/2020

During these times of social distancing, spending time outdoors is one thing everyone can do to break the monotony of being "stuck" at home. Being outside will play a vital role in the mental health and wellness of kids, families, and society as a whole over the next several months. But as always, safety comes first. A few reminders:

While there may be fewer cars on the roads, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to follow the rules for pedestrian and bike safety.

In addition to staying six feet away from others, pedestrians need to:
* cross at crosswalks
* wait for signals

Cyclists need to:
* stay in your lane
* signal when turning

Our website is a great resource for pedestrian and bike safety. https://bit.ly/307nSWM

Social activities may be on hold, but you can still enjoy the cherry blossoms and other flowers blooming outside this sp...
04/15/2020

Social activities may be on hold, but you can still enjoy the cherry blossoms and other flowers blooming outside this spring. The next time you go for a walk in your neighborhood, take pictures of your favorite blooms and tag us in them.

Now that we are all spending more time at home and walking in our neighborhoods, this is a great opportunity for familie...
04/08/2020

Now that we are all spending more time at home and walking in our neighborhoods, this is a great opportunity for families to start practicing good pedestrian behavior. Download our simple safety guide for your next family conversation. https://bit.ly/307nSWM

We encourage kids and families to be responsible when using the outdoors during this time. We know that having access to...
04/06/2020

We encourage kids and families to be responsible when using the outdoors during this time. We know that having access to the outside is crucial for mental health benefits right now but it is critical to continue practicing social distancing.

Please reference social distancing as illustrated in this graphic by the NRPA and review our safety guidelines for pedestrians and bikers online. https://bit.ly/307nSWM

We can all be a voice in this community, and your voice matters. Please speak out against distracted driving by supporti...
04/03/2020

We can all be a voice in this community, and your voice matters. Please speak out against distracted driving by supporting local laws, speaking at community meetings, and highlighting the dangers of distracted driving on social media and in your local op-ed pages.

Go onto our website and take the pledge. http://bit.ly/307nSWM

Happy National Walking Day! Safety is our mission and we encourage everyone to be responsible when using the outdoors by...
04/01/2020

Happy National Walking Day! Safety is our mission and we encourage everyone to be responsible when using the outdoors by maintaining social distancing of at least 6 feet. Read or download all of our safety tips for pedestrians on our website.

https://bit.ly/307nSWM

As we all are learning to navigate this new reality, please be aware of each other as you explore your neighborhoods, ta...
03/31/2020

As we all are learning to navigate this new reality, please be aware of each other as you explore your neighborhoods, take walks, and bike with your families. Drivers, be extra aware of all the other users of our local streets. Here are some resources for sharing the road and a Share the Road Pledge for all of us to consider. Thanks to Share VA Roads and Bike Walk RVA for the resources! RVA Bikeways Guide: https://bit.ly/2JrjkTZ Virginia Laws and Safety Tips: https://bit.ly/39xpzjM https://bit.ly/3ayMr3A

As we all are learning to navigate this new reality, please be aware of each other as you explore your neighborhoods, take walks, and bike with your families. Drivers, be extra aware of all the other users of our local streets.

Here are some resources for sharing the road and a Share the Road Pledge for all of us to consider. Thanks to Share VA Roads and Bike Walk RVA for the resources!

RVA Bikeways Guide: https://www.sportsbackers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/printablebooklet.pdf

Virginia Laws and Safety Tips: http://www.walkarlington.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Share-VA-Roads-min.pdf

Use this time to have a discussion with your teen about safe driving. Have everyone in the family take the pledge on the...
03/30/2020

Use this time to have a discussion with your teen about safe driving. Have everyone in the family take the pledge on the Share VA Roads website to commit to distraction-free driving. And parents, lead by example! Your teen drivers are watching you.

http://bit.ly/307nSWM

Working from home? Try going out for a walk or bike ride to overcome cabin fever. Before you go, it is important to brus...
03/27/2020

Working from home? Try going out for a walk or bike ride to overcome cabin fever. Before you go, it is important to brush up on the rules of the road. Go to our website and #Takethepledge. http://bit.ly/3b3wAd9

Going for a run or a walk? Make sure to wear brightly colored jackets, scarves, hats, and reflective gear so drivers wil...
03/25/2020

Going for a run or a walk? Make sure to wear brightly colored jackets, scarves, hats, and reflective gear so drivers will see you. Be visible in the daytime and nighttime.

Arlington Transportation Partners
03/25/2020

Arlington Transportation Partners

Is it OK to celebrate #NationalWalkingDay in light of #COVID19? See our tips to keep active while #socialdistancing and how you can participate in #VirtualWalkingDay: http://bit.ly/392RHep

If you do decide to go outside we urge that you maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups. Wash your ha...
03/24/2020
National Park Service

If you do decide to go outside we urge that you maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and most importantly, please stay home if you feel sick!

To help protect employees, partners, volunteers, and visitors, the National Park Service is implementing temporary closures and modifications to some park operations to promote social distancing. Visit www.nps.gov/coronavirus to learn more.

Visit https://www.cdc.gov/ for additional health and safety tips.

#COVID19 #FlattenTheCurve

Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations. You can find an active listing of park alerts and information pertaining to operations at https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/alerts.htm

You can practice social distancing while also getting outside to enjoy some fresh air. Please remember to maintain at le...
03/23/2020

You can practice social distancing while also getting outside to enjoy some fresh air. Please remember to maintain at least 6 feet away from other people, and follow good pedestrian and cyclist safety practices. Get tips and more on our website.

During this time, the most important thing we can do is limit our physical interactions with others so as not to spread the disease. While going for a run, walk, or bike ride is a great way to get in exercise and alleviate stress, remember to practice good social distancing while you do.

Now is a great time for pedestrians and cyclists to review our safety guidelines for sharing the road. Visit our website for more information. http://bit.ly/307nSWM

Feeling cooped up? We suggest individuals and families get outside for a walk or bike ride. Now is a great time to brush...
03/19/2020

Feeling cooped up? We suggest individuals and families get outside for a walk or bike ride. Now is a great time to brush up on your pedestrian and cyclist safety on our website and #takethepledge to share the road. http://bit.ly/3b3wAd9

The WABA Vision Zero Summit has been postponed. There will be updates on the new date later on. http://bit.ly/37C3U8Z
03/16/2020
Vision Zero

The WABA Vision Zero Summit has been postponed. There will be updates on the new date later on.
http://bit.ly/37C3U8Z

Traffic fatalities are preventable. Vision Zero is a system-wide effort to end traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries for all road users. On average more than 425 people die each year walk…

Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones when walking, and learn how you can help us prevent pedestrian inju...
03/12/2020

Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones when walking, and learn how you can help us prevent pedestrian injuries and deaths. Get our safety guide and take the pledge on our website. http://bit.ly/307nSWM

There are two main categories of cyclist crashes: the most common are falls; the most serious are with cars.  Regardless...
03/10/2020

There are two main categories of cyclist crashes: the most common are falls; the most serious are with cars. Regardless of the reason for the crash, prevention is the name of the game. There are things you can do to decrease your risk of a crash. Get our safety guide and #takethepledge to share the road to keep yourself and others safe.

http://bit.ly/32dtLDg

Ride responsibly, and remember Virginia requires bicyclists on the roadway to follow the same rules and responsibilities as motorists.

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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.