Share The Road Campaign

Wisconsin state law requires motor vehicles to give at least 3 feet when passing a person on a bike.

Wisconsin Bike Fed is working year round to make roads safer for people on bikes and we are pleased to announce our partnership with Wisconsin Department of Transportation to improve road safety for vulnerable users. Under state law, bicycles are considered vehicles and must follow the rules of the road, including obeying traffic signals and using lights at night. Drivers must stay at least three feet from a bicycle when passing. 

In 2021, There were 603 total crashes reported resulting in 9 fatalities and 606 injuries of people on bicycles in Wisconsin.

This campaign focuses on spreading the message to people driving to share the road with people who bike. Everyone on a bike deserves to be treated with respect. While many people bike, they also drive, they have families, and loved ones they wish to get home safely to. Please use caution and give at least 3 feet when passing. These images are free to download and share. Please give credit to Wisconsin Bike Fed and even tag us in your posts so we knw the message is going far and wide! Links will be provided below!

These safety steps are critical, whether driving in a car, on a motorcycle, or riding a bicycle:

  • Share the road. Look twice for other vehicles and use turn signals to help everyone anticipate your movements.
  • Watch your speed.
  • Never drive or ride impaired.
  • Know the rules of the road. Follow all traffic signals and laws. 
  • Buckle up, phone down. Avoid distractions. 
  • Wear protective gear. 
  • Scan for potential hazards in the road. 


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