Related Links and Resources
Asheville On Bikes
Bicycle Related Injuries. Injury prevention tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center Information and resources on bicycle safety.
Bicycle Riding Tips. Safety tips for riding bikes in the city.
Bike Safety Tips and Statistics. Information and suggestions on how to ride safely.
Bike Safety. Parents guide to bike safety for the family.
Bicycle Helmet Information. Cornell guide with information about bike helmets and usage.
Bicycle Helmets. Information from the Berkeley Parents Network about bicycle helmets.
Bicycle Safety Equipment. Outlines the equipment needed for safe cycling.
Bicycle Transportation Alliance is a non-profit membership organization working to promote bicycling and improve bicycling conditions in Oregon.
Teaching Children Bicycle Safety. Information on how to teach bike safety to children.
Interactive Bicycle Safety. Online bicycle safety information.
The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club
The City of Asheville has available a North Carolina Bicycle Commuter's Guide. To request a printed copy of the guide contact Kathy Molin, Transportation Demand Coordinator. Her telephone number is 828-232-4564 and her email address is KMolin@ashevillenc.gov. The guides are free to the Asheville public. They can also be picked up at local bicycle shops and the chamber of commerce or city hall in the engineering office on the first floor to the left of the elevators.
Update City of Asheville Pedestrian Plan.
City of Asheville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department.
The Coalition of Asheville Neighborhood Associations.
The City of Austin, Texas has developed a YouTube video about traffic safety and sharing the road.
Cycling Skills & Cycling Safety is a 20 page Acrobat® guide for adult cyclists.
French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization has many resources about local transportation issues.
Healthy Buncombe is a coalition on individuals and organizations interested in making policy changes that will enable our citizens to be more healthy and fit.
"How to Not Get Hit by Cars". Important lessons in bicycle safety.
International Safe Routes to Schools Program
Kids and Bicycle Safety are tips for bicycle for kids from the National Highway Transportation Administration.
Land-of-Sky Regional Council has many regional Transportation Options for the Asheville, North Carolina region
The League of American Bicyclists is a national bicycle organization founded 1880.
The League of Illinois Bicyclists, with funding from the Illinois Department of Transportation, has a nearly seven-minute video on motorist-bicyclist safety.
National Center for Bicycling & Walking whose mission is to create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities.
NC DOT 2040 Plan.
North Carolina Dept of Transportation Division of Bicycle & Pedestrian Transportation has a wealth of information about bicycling in NC and the NC Safe Routes to School Program. Go here to register for the SRTS regional workshops being held across the state in October.
The City of Olympia Washington has an informative site including cycling, walking, and roundabouts (traffic circles).
Transportation Alternatives, advocates for cycling, walking and environmentally sensible transportation (NYC).
The “Ultimate Bike Safety Guide” offers additional bicycle safety links.
Watch For Me NC.
Pro cyclists reflect on bike safety and their experiences in this video.
A video on the rights and duties of bicyclists is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU4nKKq02BU. Among other things, it shows bicyclists how to ride in traffic, including controlling the lane and using left turn lanes to turn left.
Want to know how walkable your neighborhood-or prospective neighborhood-is? WalkScore.com, a website that calculates a community's "walkability" rating, can help.