Friday, May 21 is Bike to Work Day in Fort Worth, and many cycling devotees are going to be using the cities hike and bike trails to get to work. Many riders say they will use the popular Trinity Trails to get downtown.
Some prominent figures in the Fort Worth community that will be riding their bikes to work are Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, Tax Collector Betsy Price, and Fort Worth transportation Authority President Dick Ruddell. One group of riders even plans to meet and pedal en masse to the Intermodal Transportation Center to get free coffee and snacks.
While it may take longer to get to work, there are many benefits to riding a bike to work. You don't experience traffic, you get exercise, and you help out the environment. I think it is a great idea and a way for Fort Worth residents to get outside and get some fresh air. It is still crucial to remember the safety precautions that one must make when riding a bicycle to prevent bike accidents. 72% of bicycle accident fatalities occur in urban areas. Also make sure that drivers can see you as the number one cause of bicycle accidents is the fact that the driver couldn't see the bike rider.
Information and commentary is provided by Dallas/Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney Mark Anderson. The Anderson Law Firm can be reached in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900 or in Dallas at 214-327-8000. If you have questions about a bike accident, please fill out our contact form online for a free consultation.