What Motorists Expect of Cyclists
When riding in the street, you must follow all traffic signals and signs, just as if you were in a car. This isn't just a courtesy, it's a legal requirement. Traffic laws exist to bring safety and predictability to the transportation system. By following standards for intersections, roadways and the public right-of-way, everyone knows what to expect.
Motorists expect cyclists to follow the traffic laws and, if travelling slowly, politely move to the side when possible to allow other vehicles to pass.
What Cyclists Expect of Motorists
Bicyclists have the same rights and privileges as other vehicles on the road, and in some situations, have the right-of-way. It's not just a courtesy for motorists to share the road with cyclists, it's the law. When passing a cylists, motorist are required to leave 3 feet of space. Be aware of bicycles at intersections or when turning, especially when turning.
Cyclists expect to be followed at a safe distance, to be passed with at least 3 feet of space, and to be treated with respect by motorists.