What is it?
Share the Road is a public education campaign designed to make roads safer for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.
Tips for Cyclists: Be visible – wear bright colours, Be predictable, Be alert, Know the rules and follow them, Ride on the right side of the road – in the same direction as traffic, Ride in single file, Wear your helmet – it’s the law!
Cyclists have the same rights as motorists
Watch for cyclists, Slow down and drive within posted speed limits, No not pass and cut right – cyclists are travelling faster than you think, Pass cyclists safely, at least one metre away, Look before you open your door.
Tips for Motorists
To promote safe environments and a culture that will encourage more cycling opportunities for both residents and visitors.
Install Share the Road signs along public roads, Install bicycle racks at public sites, Social marketing and public awareness campaign for Share the Road: branding and promotion of Cycle St. Mary's as a way to get people into the physical activity habit, Develop a “bicycle-friendly” program with the public and private sectors, Support for existing cycling programs and the expansion of new cycling program opportunities, such as Cycle St. Mary's Week activities, Assess roads for cycling safety and connectivity (links) to increase safe cycling, Develop partnerships: funding and support
Straight Regional School Board, Nova Scotia Health and Wellness