Mountain Metropolitan Transit Bus Drivers Receiving Bicycle-Friendly Driver Training

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) bus drivers are participating in a Bicycle-Friendly Driver training class. The class, taught by Bike Colorado Springs volunteers, is designed to teach drivers the best ways to share the road with people riding bicycles. The class will be held at the Mountain Metro administrative office at 1015 Transit Drive, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25.

The interactive class covers the following topics:

  • Common crashes between motorists and bicyclists and how to avoid them
  • Laws for motorists and bicyclists
  • How to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure like shared lanes, bike lanes, and green paint
  • Why sharing the road is often the safest option for both motorists and bicyclists

“Safety is our first priority and this training class helps make roads safer for everyone,” said Bob Schwanz, Mountain Metropolitan Transit operations supervisor.

Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service and Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. All buses are wheelchair-lift equipped. Mountain Metropolitan Transit also provides other services such as Metro Rides’ ridesharing, vanpool, and bicycling programs. For added convenience, there are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to utilize the bike-n-bus program. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).

Bike Colorado Springs is a program of the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC). The program aims to improve bicycle infrastructure, teach safe bicycling habits, and promotes bike riding in all of its forms; making bike riding in the Pikes Peak region a safe form of recreation and transportation for all.

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