On Utah’s roads, Utah drivers and cyclists meet in potentially life-threatening situations thousands of times a day. The Road Respect program is dedicated to promoting bicycling and improving safety by educating both drivers and cyclists about the rules of the road and encouraging mutual respect so that everyone gets home safely.
- Encourage integrated transportation planning
- Support healthy communities
- Promote tourism and recreation
- Enhance law enforcement through education
- Educate system users
- Encourage transit use
ROAD RESPECT COMMUNITIES
The Road Respect Community Program is dedicated to providing education, support and guidance on bicycle and active transportation planning for municipalities across Utah. This program connects communities to resources, training, promotional opportunities, and information about the latest innovations in active transportation, design, construction, operations and maintenance.
The Road Respect Community Program offers collaboration and consultation to assist communities in developing activities and resources that contribute to an effective bike program that emphasizes safety and cooperation between cyclists and motorists. Click here for more information about the Road Respect Community Program.
ROAD RESPECT TOUR
To encourage safe cycling and to promote positive interactions between bicyclists and drivers, the Utah Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Safety, Utah Highway Patrol, Zero Fatalities, and Bike Utah host the annual Road Respect Tour during May and June.
The Road Respect Tour carries the message from southern to northern Utah as a core group of 30 Road Respect Riders and a small contingency of classic Cobra cars travel Utah's roads. They ride to encourage bicycling, demonstrate obedience to the law, show proper car/bicycling etiquette, support local tourism, and create conversation. As Road Respect Riders move from town to town the public is invited to participate in community rides for all ages and abilities, and Road Respect Events with fun activities. Many of the Road Respect events feature mini car shows to attract automobile enthusiasts and encourage interaction between drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Members of the public are encouraged to participate in our Road Respect rides and community events. Riders are always required wear a helmet and obey the rules of the road. Riders are responsible for their own transportation before and after the rides, along with lodging (if needed) and are required to sign a waiver of responsibility before riding.
For partnership opportunities, please visit www.bikeutah.org .