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

To keep everyone safe, we urge drivers and motorcyclists to share the road and be alert, and we're reminding motorcyclis...
02/21/2020

To keep everyone safe, we urge drivers and motorcyclists to share the road and be alert, and we're reminding motorcyclists to make themselves visible, to use DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets, and to always ride sober. Learn more ways to ride safe on our website.
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Safe Streets for Everyone: 21st Annual National Bike Summit March 15-17th, 2020 Arlington, VA | Washington D.C. At the 2...
02/20/2020
National Bike Summit

Safe Streets for Everyone: 21st Annual National Bike Summit
March 15-17th, 2020 Arlington, VA | Washington D.C.

At the 21st National Bike Summit, advocates will come together to collaborate on a shared vision of Safe Streets for Everyone, this year’s Summit theme. In plenary and panel sessions, keynote talks, poster presentations, and expanded networking opportunities.

Register Today http://bit.ly/2V4oxYX

Being on a bike is fundamentally about joy. It elevates an errand or the slog to work from just another task on our to-do list to "I get to do this!" Being on a bike should be about the freedom we feel, not the fear.

"Passing these 3-foot laws is a start to instructing drivers on dangerous passing behavior to save lives and affect mode...
02/19/2020
The Right-Hand Rule for Passing a Bike — Strong Towns

"Passing these 3-foot laws is a start to instructing drivers on dangerous passing behavior to save lives and affect mode share. But, providing passing instructions to drivers as a matter of course could get us farther."

http://bit.ly/37FUpFO

If drivers—and not just cyclists—were required to learn bike-passing best practices, more lives would be saved and more people would feel comfortable riding.

Make yourself visible by always using your lights - day and night year-round. This rule applies year-round, but especial...
02/17/2020

Make yourself visible by always using your lights - day and night year-round. This rule applies year-round, but especially in the winter when daylight hours are shortened. It is best if your rear and front lights are blinking and you should use them during the day for increased visibility.

Tomorrow is International Winter Bike to Work Day. Join BikeArlington and participants in Arlington by biking to work an...
02/13/2020
Warm Up to Winter Biking: Winter Bike to Work Day

Tomorrow is International Winter Bike to Work Day. Join BikeArlington and participants in Arlington by biking to work and stop for coffee and breakfast at one of the participating coffee shops. Registration and additional info are in the link below.

http://bit.ly/2vA67op

It's cold outside but that doesn't mean you have to give up riding your bike. In fact, we want to encourage you to warm up to cold- weather biking on International Winter Bike to Work Day. This year we will have our pit stop at Gravelly Point on the Mount Vernon Trail. No matter where you're going (...

Winter Bike to Work Day is this Thursday February 14th. BikeArlington has teamed up with coffee shops in Arlington to pr...
02/10/2020
Warm Up to Winter Biking: Winter Bike to Work Day

Winter Bike to Work Day is this Thursday February 14th. BikeArlington has teamed up with coffee shops in Arlington to provide discounts and giveaways to registered participants. If you want to participate, please register below and share with your colleagues!

http://bit.ly/2vA67op

It's cold outside but that doesn't mean you have to give up riding your bike. In fact, we want to encourage you to warm up to cold- weather biking on International Winter Bike to Work Day. This year we will have our pit stop at Gravelly Point on the Mount Vernon Trail. No matter where you're going (...

Arlington is among 102 U.S. communities to achieve the designation from the League of American Bicyclists as of late 201...
02/08/2020
Arlington Again Named 'Silver' Bicycle Friendly Community

Arlington is among 102 U.S. communities to achieve the designation from the League of American Bicyclists as of late 2019.

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Arlington has been again named a Silver-level "Bicycle Friendly Community." Arlington is among 102 U.S. communities to achieve the designation from the League of American Bicyclists as of late 2019. The League also recognized 347 communities at the Bronze level, 34 at the Gold level and 5 at the

The deadline to propose presentations for the WABA's 2020 Washington Region Vision Zero Summit is coming up! This event ...
02/07/2020
Washington Region Vision Zero Summit

The deadline to propose presentations for the WABA's 2020 Washington Region Vision Zero Summit is coming up! This event brings together elected officials, decision-makers, advocates, and the private sector to share best practices, insights, and innovations to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our region’s streets and highways.

http://bit.ly/2TZAJtq

#arlingtonva #northernva #visionzero #visionzerosummit

Join experts, policymakers, and advocates to assess the region’s progress toward eliminating fatal crashes.

There have been updates to the Northern Virginia Regional Commission interactive map that informs the public and policym...
02/06/2020
Bike and Pedestrian Crashes

There have been updates to the Northern Virginia Regional Commission interactive map that informs the public and policymakers on pedestrian and bicycle crash locations. You can use the map to filter crash locations by district, city, and county.

http://bit.ly/2RxhzcT

Northern Virginia

The deadline to propose presentations for the WABA's 2020 Washington Region Vision Zero Summit is coming up! This event ...
02/04/2020
Washington Region Vision Zero Summit

The deadline to propose presentations for the WABA's 2020 Washington Region Vision Zero Summit is coming up! This event brings together elected officials, decision-makers, advocates, and the private sector to share best practices, insights, and innovations to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our region’s streets and highways.

http://bit.ly/2TZAJtq

#arlingtonva #northernva #visionzero #visionzerosummit

Join experts, policymakers, and advocates to assess the region’s progress toward eliminating fatal crashes.

Arlington is moving towards Vision Zero, a strategy to eliminate all transportation fatalities and severe injuries while...
02/03/2020
Vision Zero Open House - Transportation

Arlington is moving towards Vision Zero, a strategy to eliminate all transportation fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all people. There is an open house on January 28th, 5:00-8:00 pm at the Washington-Liberty High School where you can learn more about Vision Zero and share your priorities for the future of safe transportation in Arlington.

http://bit.ly/2tVn6AL

#arlingtonva #northernva #visionzero

In July 2019, the Arlington County Board adopted Vision Zero: a strategy to eliminate all transportation fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing

Become a Certified Bicycle Education Instructor! Application deadlines for the Transportation Safety Leadership Training...
01/25/2020

Become a Certified Bicycle Education Instructor! Application deadlines for the Transportation Safety Leadership Training Program have been extended to January 29th.

League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are trained by the League of American Bicyclists to teach bicycle education and safety skills to increase the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians and reduce crashes throughout Northern Virginia.

Check out this free training opportunity and start making a difference in your community. Learn more on our website. http://bit.ly/307nSWM

Good habits make sharing the road safer. Avoid distracted driving with these habits: no eating, no social media, no call...
01/24/2020

Good habits make sharing the road safer. Avoid distracted driving with these habits: no eating, no social media, no calling or texting, and no multitasking until you are out of the car. Focus on the road and the drivers, pedestrians and cyclists around you.

#TakethePledge and learn more about safety. http://bit.ly/307nSWM

01/24/2020
Arlington County Virginia – Government

The Arlington County Police Department promoting driver, cyclist and pedestrian safety.

The Arlington County Police Department routinely conducts pedestrian crosswalk safety enforcement campaigns using decoy officers and federal standards for safe stopping distances.

It's not too late to make driving safely one of your New Year’s resolutions. Set a realistic goal such as “I will always...
01/23/2020

It's not too late to make driving safely one of your New Year’s resolutions. Set a realistic goal such as “I will always give space to cyclists and pedestrians when passing” #TakethePledge and learn more about safety. http://bit.ly/307nSWM

Become a Certified Bicycle Education Instructor! Join us on Friday, April 3rd for the 2020 Transportation Safety Leaders...
01/17/2020

Become a Certified Bicycle Education Instructor! Join us on Friday, April 3rd for the 2020 Transportation Safety Leadership Training Program. The goal of this program is to train instructors to provide bicycle and pedestrian education in their communities, with a goal of reducing crashes and making it safer to be bicyclist and pedestrian throughout Northern Virginia.

http://bit.ly/307nSWM

#sharevaroads #bikesafety

Is bicycling or walking more often one of your New Year's resolutions?  These are great ways to go green and get in some...
01/17/2020

Is bicycling or walking more often one of your New Year's resolutions? These are great ways to go green and get in some exercise. Brush up on safety tips and how to #SharetheRoad at www.sharevaroads.org

Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day is on Wednesday, October 2nd. Slow down, avoid distractions and stay alert. #ShareTheR...
09/30/2019

Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day is on Wednesday, October 2nd. Slow down, avoid distractions and stay alert. #ShareTheRoad 🚴‍♀️🚎 🏃‍♂️

Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day is on Wednesday, October 2! Drivers can expect to see increased pedestrian and bicyclist traffic, especially in school zones.

Remember: our students rely on all of us to keep them safe. Slow down, avoid distractions and proceed with care and caution for their safety. #APSWalk2School

Benefits of walking to school: walking one mile to and from school each day is two-thirds of the recommended sixty minut...
09/30/2019

Benefits of walking to school: walking one mile to and from school each day is two-thirds of the recommended sixty minutes of physical activity a day. Students who walk to school have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day. #schoolsafety #saferoutestoschool

09/27/2019
The Arlington County Police Department

Arlington Police Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Campaign.

This morning, ACPD motor officers conducted a high-visibility pedestrian safety enforcement campaign at Fairfax Dr./N. Kansas St. During this time, 25 summonses were issued to drivers for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in the Crosswalk.

Learn more about the pedestrian safety enforcement campaign: https://police.arlingtonva.us/pedestrian-safety-enforcement-campaigns/

Remember that the streets don't belong to any one of us, they belong to all of us. Share our roadways with all travelers by being a PAL: Predictable | Alert | Lawful.

Additional information: NHTSA advises the total safe stopping distance (reactionary + braking distance) at 30mph is 119 feet. ACPD extended that safe stopping distance to 130 feet from the crosswalk for this location. The pedestrian entered the crosswalk at or before the vehicles reached that 130 foot mark to allow enough safe stopping distance.

Traffic plans are starting to take shape for the new Amazon HQ2 in Arlington. There is some consideration of protected b...
09/27/2019
Community: Amazon Headquarters Needs Protected Bike Lane, More Buses

Traffic plans are starting to take shape for the new Amazon HQ2 in Arlington. There is some consideration of protected bike lanes and dedicated bike parking. #HQ2

http://bit.ly/2n5iswi

Plans for Amazon's new headquarters in Pentagon City are taking shape, but community leaders want the company to look beyond cars. Several dozen residents and community group representatives urged the company to take a stronger stance on pedestrians and public transit during a site plan review at

Reasons to bike or walk to school: Walking and biking are better for the environment, help reduce vehicle traffic caused...
09/25/2019

Reasons to bike or walk to school: Walking and biking are better for the environment, help reduce vehicle traffic caused by drop-offs/pick-ups, and allow students a chance to socialize before and after school. #saferoutestoschool

#SafetyTipTuesday Remember to use hand signals when turning so others know where you are headed
09/24/2019

#SafetyTipTuesday Remember to use hand signals when turning so others know where you are headed

#SafetyTipTuesday Pedestrians: avoid distractions, alcohol and drugs, and be alert to ensure a safe walk
09/17/2019

#SafetyTipTuesday Pedestrians: avoid distractions, alcohol and drugs, and be alert to ensure a safe walk

Yield to pedestrians. It's the law. #slowdown #savealife #seeandbeseen #roadsforall
09/14/2019

Yield to pedestrians. It's the law.
#slowdown #savealife #seeandbeseen #roadsforall

Have you heard of #DutchReach ? Opening the car door using your ‘far hand’, allows your body to pivot to look behind. Th...
09/12/2019

Have you heard of #DutchReach ? Opening the car door using your ‘far hand’, allows your body to pivot to look behind. This helps minimize the chance of “dooring” a cyclist or being hit by oncoming traffic http://bit.ly/dutchrch

#SafetyTipTuesday The “Slow Down to Get Around” law requires drivers passing stopped waste collection vehicles to slow d...
09/10/2019

#SafetyTipTuesday The “Slow Down to Get Around” law requires drivers passing stopped waste collection vehicles to slow down to at least 10 miles per hour below the posted speed limit and provide at least a two-foot cushion between their vehicle and the collection vehicle

#FastFacts Leesburg Pike is a high crash area for pedestrians #saferoadsforall #ShareTheRoad
09/04/2019

#FastFacts Leesburg Pike is a high crash area for pedestrians #saferoadsforall #ShareTheRoad

Happy Labor Day! We hope you get to enjoy a long weekend!
09/02/2019

Happy Labor Day! We hope you get to enjoy a long weekend!

Life is fragile. Motorists must yield to pedestrians when turning #ShareTheRoad #yieldtolife
08/29/2019

Life is fragile. Motorists must yield to pedestrians when turning #ShareTheRoad #yieldtolife

#SafetyTipTuesday For #SafeRoutestoSchool when crossing at an intersection without a signal, make your intentions clear ...
08/27/2019

#SafetyTipTuesday For #SafeRoutestoSchool when crossing at an intersection without a signal, make your intentions clear to drivers through eye contact or hand signals showing that you plan to cross.

Kids are heading #BacktoSchool Be sure to watch for school zones, crosswalks, and school buses when you are out on the r...
08/26/2019

Kids are heading #BacktoSchool Be sure to watch for school zones, crosswalks, and school buses when you are out on the road

#DidYouKnow A serious traffic crash happens every 12 minutes in Virginia? #TowardsZeroDeaths #sharetheroad
08/23/2019

#DidYouKnow A serious traffic crash happens every 12 minutes in Virginia? #TowardsZeroDeaths #sharetheroad

There are plenty of carless or ride sharing transportation options in the area. How do you like to travel? #exploreDMV #...
08/21/2019

There are plenty of carless or ride sharing transportation options in the area. How do you like to travel?
#exploreDMV #sharetheroad

Northern Virginia Regional Commission
08/20/2019

Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Some of our local school divisions are back in school. Please like/follow our Share VA Roads page and/or visit our dedicated web site for bicyclist, motorist and pedestrian #safety information. https://sharevaroads.org/ 🚲🚶‍♂️🚍

How can you prevent drunk driving? Volunteer to be a designated driver, call a taxi for yourself or someone else who has...
08/19/2019

How can you prevent drunk driving? Volunteer to be a designated driver, call a taxi for yourself or someone else who has had too much to drink, or stay the night where you are #DriveSoberorGetPulledOver

If you see an impaired driver on the road, keep your distance and pull over in a safe place. If you are driving in Virgi...
08/19/2019

If you see an impaired driver on the road, keep your distance and pull over in a safe place. If you are driving in Virginia, dial 911 or #77 to report the driver to law enforcement #DriveSoberorGetPulledOver

Arlington Transportation Partners
08/16/2019

Arlington Transportation Partners

Here's a sneak peek at our partners for Our Shared Street on August 22. Sign up today and discover local business around Columbia Pike. http://bit.ly/2Mkl8BN

There are plenty of ways to get home safely, but drinking and driving is not one of them #DriveSoberorGetPulledOver #Dis...
08/16/2019

There are plenty of ways to get home safely, but drinking and driving is not one of them #DriveSoberorGetPulledOver #DistractedDriving #BetterTogether

Over 100,000 accidents a year involve drivers who are texting. #DistractedDriving #putdownthephone #itcanwait http://bit...
08/14/2019

Over 100,000 accidents a year involve drivers who are texting. #DistractedDriving #putdownthephone #itcanwait http://bit.ly/2YUMV1F

#FastFacts Old Town Alexandria is a high crash area for bikes and pedestrians #saferoadsforall #ShareTheRoad
08/13/2019

#FastFacts Old Town Alexandria is a high crash area for bikes and pedestrians #saferoadsforall #ShareTheRoad

As a pedestrian I will walk on a sidewalk if one is present. Without a sidewalk, walk on the edge of the road facing onc...
08/10/2019

As a pedestrian I will walk on a sidewalk if one is present. Without a sidewalk, walk on the edge of the road facing oncoming traffic #TakethePledge to #ShareTheRoad

Red light cameras reduce collisions by red-light runners in large cities by 21%. This innovative technology helps change...
08/09/2019

Red light cameras reduce collisions by red-light runners in large cities by 21%. This innovative technology helps change bad driving behavior and is saving lives every year. Stay alert, stay alive. #StopOnRed2019

In 2018, Friday was the deadliest day for red-light running. 🚦Safety is the responsibility of every driver, every day. S...
08/07/2019

In 2018, Friday was the deadliest day for red-light running. 🚦Safety is the responsibility of every driver, every day. Stay alert, stay alive. #StopOnRed2019

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