May is National Bike Safety Month, an annual event that promotes the importance of safe cycling. It’s a month-long celebration of the benefits of biking as well
as an opportunity to raise awareness about the potential dangers of cycling. At Traffic Logix, we know biking is a healthy way to get around and we’re here to help cities make their roads safer for bikers, pedestrians, and everyone who uses them.
The Benefits of Biking
Biking has numerous benefits, both for the individual and the community as a whole. Some of these benefits include:
- Health: Cycling is an excellent form of exercise that can help individuals maintain good health. It promotes cardiovascular health, boosts the immune system, and has been proven to even improve mental health.
- Environment: It’s an eco-friendly option that produces zero emissions and reduces carbon footprint.
- Economic: Biking is a cheaper alternative to driving, saving money on fuel, parking fees and maintenance costs.
The Dangers of Biking
Despite the numerous benefits of cycling, there are also several risks associated with it. Bicyclists are vulnerable to accidents and injuries due to inadequate bike lanes, lack of proper signage, reckless driving behaviors, and many other factors. Accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists can result in serious harm or even death. It is essential for cities to ensure the safety of everyone on the roadways, particularly vulnerable users such as bikers and walkers.
Our Solutions for Protecting Bicyclists and Pedestrians
Traffic Logix offers innovative, effective solutions to enhance bike safety on local roads. Here are several ways our products can protect bicyclists and pedestrians:
- Cycle Lane Curbing: Our unique rubber bike curbs help you create a designated space for bikers. The curved design keeps vehicles out of the bike lanes while ensuring the cyclists stay in their line and are protected.
- Rubber Speed Tables: Our recycled rubber speed tables are a great way to keep vehicles driving at safe speeds in adherence of local speed limits. The speed tables slow cars to typical residential limits without the abrupt slowing of a speed bump, making roads safer for bikers and pedestrians.
- Radar Signs: Our many driver feedback and variable message signs are an effective way for cities to deter speeders and make them aware of their speeds. They are a great tool to ensure that drivers are less distracted and more aware of their surroundings and other people using the street.
Biking offers numerous benefits, but it’s essential to take the necessary precautions to protect bicyclists and pedestrians.
Traffic Logix offers solutions that protect bicyclists and pedestrians, keeping them safe on the road. National Bike Safety Month is an ideal time to acknowledge the challenges bicyclists have on your roads and take action to protect them and make bike travel a safe, viable option for everyone.