Share the Road
*Cyclists have same rights, rules and responsibilities as motorists*
*Bike helmets are required for children age 15 and younger
biking on CT roadways*
Give Respect, Get Respect! Share the Road, Connecticut. Bike Walk Connecticut's 2015 campaign with pamphlet and quiz.
CT Bicycle Laws Fact Sheet
Bicycle and Pedestrian State Law Guide
Bicycle and Motorist Safety Presentation (SPD)
More about the 2015 CT Bike Laws: the law requires cyclists to ride as close to the right side of the road as is safe, as judged by the cyclist.
Watch for Me CT - safety campaign with educational resources
Share the Road CT, CT Dept. of Transportation [website with literature and links]
Dear Motorist Pledge to Share the Road [video 4:42]
Share the Road Video by the League of Illinois Bicyclists [video 6:52] (written for motorists but has great information for cyclists on where they need to be most alert)
Bike Safety Resources
Share the Trail
Resources for Children and Families
Upcoming Classes 2020
Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national initiative dedicated to improving conditions around schools so that more children can safely walk and bike to school. SRTS programs promote safety and lifestyle choices that lead to healthier bodies and a healthier earth. Federal and state SRTS programs support local SRTS programs with training, technical assistance, and grants.
Simsbury Public Schools
Bike safety in PE class. Simsbury Public Schools’ Department of Physical Education and Health is proud to be administering one of the only Bike Safety Education programs in Connecticut elementary schools. During P.E. class 4th, 5th, and 6th graders learn bike safety essentials like helmet and bike fit, balancing, braking, signaling, spacing and proper road etiquette. The curriculum, developed in Simsbury in 2012, is taught by P.E. teachers who have attended train-the-trainer workshops in bike safety education. Simsbury also hosts workshops to help other school districts develop bike safety programs.
Teaching Safe Bicycling to Children in Physical and Health Education Classes - Next Simsbury workshop TBD. For more information, contact Amy Muska at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For high school students, bike safety