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Safe Bicycling Handbook

New Edition of  Safe Bicycling in San Mateo County Now Available

FINAL SBSM-2014-WEB Front CoverThe 2014 edition of Safe Bicycling in San Mateo County, a popular handbook for new and experienced bicyclists, is now available at Commute.org in both digital and print.

The 36-page booklet provides bicyclists “above 12 years of age” tips on riding safely and bicycling to transit, options for bicycle parking and storage, and more. The revised edition offers information on new laws and bicyclist’s responsibilities, current road etiquette, and important websites including DMV, local transit agencies and bike organizations. New safety tips include the basics on CPSC-rated bike helmets, locking skewers (preferred over cable locks), and being visible (not “invisible”) day or night. Several how-to instructions in the new bike booklet advise today’s bicyclists of safer ways to deal with various difficult situations and road hazards, ranging from buses, long trucks and wind blast to dogs, rocks and pedestrians.

To access the revised Safe Bicycling in San Mateo County booklet online, click here. To receive a copy of the newly-published edition by mail, please email your name and mailing address to: alliance"AT"commute.org or call Commute.org at (650) 588-8170 

 

Rethink Your Commute

Commute.org's New Video Encourages Commuters to Rethink Their Commute

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The team at Commute.org just released a new animated video that encourages people who commute to, from or through San Mateo County to use alternatives to get to and from work.
 
Please share the video with your colleagues and family members. Even using an alternative once a week will make a difference!

 Link to the video on our Facebook page

 

 

 

Catch a Ride Campaign Results

Local Commuters Rewarded For Choosing a SMARTER Way to COMMUTE!

The “Catch a RIDE! Let’s ROLL, San Mateo County!,” an annual campaign that aims to reduce single-occupant vehicles and rewards those who take commute alternatives to work recently concluded.

Commuters were asked to pledge to carpool, vanpool, take transit, ride the ferry, walk or bicycle to work, at least eight times from March 1 to April 30, 2014.  Over 2,600 commuters participated in the 2014 campaign, an increase of 63% over 2013.

By participating, commuters reduced 2-million single-occupant vehicle miles. Each participant, was entered into weekly prize drawings and a grand prize drawing of an Apple iPad®. First-time participants received a $40 incentive. This year, there were 1,531 new participants who received an incentive.

Participants were asked to complete a survey at the end of the campaign period. A total of 1,967 commuters completed the survey. Over 30% of the respondents noted “carpool” as the mode frequently used during their commute and about 45% noted using public transit.

 

You're Invited: Alternative Ways to Get to Work

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