MDOT Reminds Motorists and Bicyclists to Share the Road (video)

MDOT Reminds Motorists and Bicyclists to Share the Road (video)Judy_Palmer30years

(Press Release with Additional Info, Oct.6, 2014)


The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) wants to remind motorists and bicyclists alike to be courteous and “share the road.”

Schools are now in session, but that doesn’t mean the bicycling season is over. Many people are riding bicycles, either individually or in groups, taking in the fall colors on scenic roadways or shopping for farm fresh produce at roadside stands. Motorists are reminded that bicyclists are legal LangtonWebAdusers of the roadway and groups of bicyclists are legally allowed to ride on the roadway without special event permits or accommodations while following all applicable laws.

In early 2014, MDOT and the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) released a “share the road” video, showing the wide range of bicyclists everyone must share the road with. It features cameo appearances by State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, who remind bicyclists to follow the rules of the road, and motorists to pass bicyclists at a safe distance.

A recently released report on the economic benefits of bicycling estimated that organized bicycle events and bicycle-related seed02_sharon chessvacations contribute $38 million to the Michigan economy. These organized group events are important contributors to our communities and states economy. Read about that report at

There are risks though.  Last week two teenagers were injured when they were struck by a vehicle while they were bike riding.

In Ferndale new bike lanes can be somewhat confusing for drivers and bicyclists. Ferndale HowesLocationCouncilperson Melanie Piana gave some informative tips back in August.

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