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View Poll Results: Have you ever seen any bike safety riding instruction?

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  • State Drivers' Licence manual with some cycling diagrams

    18 58.06%
  • LAB manual offered at Road 1 or Road 2 classes

    9 29.03%
  • Effective Cycling by John Forester

    16 51.61%
  • Any other cycling book (Hurst, others)

    20 64.52%
  • Manual that came with your bike

    13 41.94%
  • Internet

    26 83.87%
  • Other

    17 54.84%
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    Survey, raise your hands if you have ever seen a LAB handbook.

    OK this is a simple survey. Let me know if you have ever seen any "educational material on cycling. Check as many as you see fit.

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    I'm not sure what you're asking, but I havent seen it

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    I think the question regarding bike instruction materials and the general publics' exposure to them won't be anwserable accurately in a forum filled with bicycling enthusiasts.

    Better would be to ask at a campus bike rack or at the intersection you see a lot of bicyclists. I was doing a bicycle count for the city yesterday, I could have done a on the street poll....and I bet 3% or less of bicyclists have seen any specific instruction other than the drivers liscenscing manuals in their state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
    I think the question regarding bike instruction materials and the general publics' exposure to them won't be anwserable accurately in a forum filled with bicycling enthusiasts.

    Better would be to ask at a campus bike rack or at the intersection you see a lot of bicyclists. I was doing a bicycle count for the city yesterday, I could have done a on the street poll....and I bet 3% or less of bicyclists have seen any specific instruction other than the drivers liscenscing manuals in their state.
    Oh I tend to agree... as I went to 5 local bike shops passing out safety fliers and asked along the way if they otherwise had any materials or knew of any classes... all I got was "who would need that... "

    I am not aware of any bike shops that carry Effective Cycling or any other books or anything, other than magazines. Maybe we should start "Vehicular Cycling Monthly" featuring such regular articles as "Analysis of a Crash." "Continuing your LAB instruction." and of course "More Effective Cycling."

    And naturally "The bike lane stripe reduction countdown"

    Featured specials such as "How you can do the Dynamic Lane Dance."

    oops went into hyper sarcasm mode there...

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    X Wrote my own cycling guide for use by Scouts and Scouters.
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    Opps forgot a category... "Never read anything."

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    State Drivers Manual
    Books by Forester and Hurst
    Internet(s)
    Other - in this case, our State Bicycling Manual
    Cat 2 Track, Cat 3 Road.
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    My bike came with a copy of John Allen's Bicycling Street Smarts. (yay Breezer!) I own Hurst's book, read the bike part in the OR driver's manual, read the OR bicyclists' manual, read the manual the City of Portland put out, and have attempted to read Forester's book on more than one occasion.

    I've never seen a LAB manual.
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    A Lab Manual ... yeah, they hand them out in my University science classes.

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    ^^ I was just waiting for someone to say that.
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