With Sergeant E. Flax, NPD
May Is National Bike Month
It stands to reason that with spring in full swing
and the warm weather, May is designated as National
You may have seen an increase in police officers
on bicycles or even an increase in commuter
traffic on bicycles as well, May is a great month
to start getting outside more and enjoying the seasonal
weather on two wheels.
National Bike Month is not only about getting outside
more but it is also about bike safety and education.
Across the country there are several community events
scheduled that teach about the benefits of biking
for both business and pleasure.
Over the past year the City of Norfolk and the Downtown
Norfolk Council have taken the initiative to make
the downtown corridor more bike friendly. Throughout
downtown there are bike paths that help promote
a safe and friendly biking environment. However,
it is also worth mentioning a few rules of the road
when either riding a bike or driving around one:
1. Follow the law; you have the same rights as drivers.
2. Be predictable - make your intentions clear to
everyone on the road.
3. Be conspicuous - ride where people can see you
and wear bright colors.
4. Think ahead - anticipate what other drivers,
pedestrians and even bicyclists will do
5. Ride ready - make sure your bike is up to the
task before hitting the road
I hope that May and National Bike Month gets you
out more, look for an increase in officers on bicycles
As always, keep those tips and suggestions coming
I look forward to seeing you in the Green Sector