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BICYCLE FRIENDLY
DRIVER PROGRAM
ALISON DEWEY

"

I bet you save a life every day with the stuff you teach,"
exclaimed one City of Fort Collins Bus Operator after taking the Bicycle Friendly Driver class. This is just one of
the many testimonials that demonstrate the effectiveness and
value of the Bicycle Friendly Driver program, created by the
City of Fort Collins. The curriculum aims to educate motorized vehicle drivers about how and why bicyclists travel the
roadways in the ways they do with the objective of developing
a shared understanding for all users. The League has coordinated with the city to repackage the program materials to be
distributed nationally to its network of nearly 6,000 League
Cycling Instructors (LCIs). "We are thrilled to be offering this

very important curriculum to all LCIs, we hope it is put to use
right away," said Bill Nesper, Executive Director at the League.
League Cycling Instructors will have access to teaching materials, certificates of completion, and promotional stickers to
help facilitate the training in their community. "Historically,
bicycling safety education has been focused on teaching bicyclists how to navigate the roadways safely. The Bicycle Friendly
Driver curriculum packages bicycling safety education from
a different perspective, one to which more people can relate,
from the motor vehicle driver perspective," states Jamie Gaskill-Fox with the City of Fort Collins who has led the program
since its inception in late 2015. "This allows us to reach more
PHOTOS COURTESY OF JAMIE GASKILL-FOX

League Cycling Instructor Coach workshop in Fort Collins, CO
SUMMER 2018

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