More and more, people are choosing to hit the road on foot. It’s healthy, environmentally conscious and the journey can be very enjoyable. However, walking distracted has led to a decline in pedestrian safety. Pedestrians are not paying attention or obeying the rules of the road. Yes, pedestrians have rules, too. Using a crosswalk, waiting for the “walk” sign to change and looking both ways are all ways of staying safe. We believe life gets better, and safer, when we are all connected to the world around us. Unfortunately, our screens continue to divide us. So, the next time you make a healthy choice to go out on foot, look up. Enjoy the view. Keep your phone in your pocket and make a little eye contact with the world around you.
If you are like us, you love your two-wheeled mode of transportation. Whether you’re hopping on for a cruise, riding for exercise, or getting to work, your bicycle can be your best friend. After all, who doesn’t want to skip the gas station and ride right past the line of people searching for a parking spot? A couple things to remember; bicycles have their own set of rules. Some of them apply to driving, too. Like signaling when you turn and riding only when you’re sober. Other rules supersede the automobile like places you can “park” and riding on the sidewalk (NOTE: Every city has different rules for this). Regardless, we encourage you to read up on the rules in your city and, no matter what, wearing a helmet is the smartest thing you can do before you put your foot on the pedal.