Sharing roads all about courtesy

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 4:43pm
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This spring, notice the variety of methods that Homer residents and visitors use to travel around town. Our roadways are corridors for people, and there are many ways to utilize them. Homer Shares the Road is an education and advocacy campaign, designed by the Homer Cycling Club, funded by the Homer Foundation and endorsed by the Homer Police Department. This local project encourages non-motorized road use and provides tools and reminders to all on how to share the street.

Homer will face infrastructural challenges for a long time to come, but a kind attitude is something that we are all capable of.  We are not sharing with cars, trucks or bikes, but with people. 

There is a heightened level of anonymity while on the roadway; we get obscured by a windshield, bundled in a parka, or hidden under a helmet. 

But those individuals are the same community members who teach your children at school, cook your food at restaurants and stand in line with you at the store. The best way to share the road is to be courteous to each other.

Kim McNett

Homer Cycling Club president

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