To make the commute easier for you our two wheeled friends we’ve compiled some great tips & tricks we’ve found along the way.
Knowing where you’re going is always a good start. Ensure you have taken the time to plan our your route, we don’t want you to get lost now do we! This is as simple as checking directions on Google Maps, ensure your transport mode is set to bike. If you live is Sydney the City of Sydney has a gem for you, a tailored bike route complied by a professional (not just an automated response from a computer) check it out here.
These are just a couple of important items of gear you CAN’T forget!
First and foremost make sure you know your road rules! Knowing who gives way to who & when you can turn across an intersection is imperative. Ensure you stay alert, avoid loud music in your headphones & check over your should continuously.
The New York Times wrote a fantastic article ‘A beginner’s guide to biking to work’ and cover some simple steps like, ditching the sidewalk & using hand signals; check out the ‘be safe’ section for more of their tips. British Cycling released a suite of videos on safe commuting, they are very insightful not to mention helpful! Check them out here.
Check to see if your building has bicycle parking available. If not ensure you park in areas that have high passive surveillance, this will reduce the chance of anything bad happening to your baby. Lastly always, ALWAYS lock your bike!
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