Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Share the Road

I first saw this logo at the 3RVS CARES webpage. They were in meetings with their county commissioners and other officials with the aim of placing these share the road signs on "prominent city to country arteries that are frequented by both motorists and bicyclists."

The signs do not designate a road as a bicycle route but instead alert motorists to the fact there is a good chance of encoutering cyclists and prepare the motorist for an encounter.

The idea of bicycle lanes in Singapore has been raised and refuted a few times.

Perhaps "share the road" signs are a softer option to begin with. It will require a rexamination of the subject and prevent the same arguments from being drummed out thoughtlessly.

Well this first, then weekend cycling lanes next!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm an ESL teacher, presenting on bringing activism into the language learning classroom, and while searching for images, found this site. It's great, since the example we used in class was Singapore, but it seemed like the situation there was so great. It's nice to get more information, as well as to see that we're all in the fight together.