Do you drive in Arlington? Do you bike in Arlington? Do you walk in Arlington? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should make sure that you are being a PAL in Arlington's streets.
What's a PAL? you say? (Aside from being a creatively appropriate mnemonic device)...
Being a PAL means being:
- Predictable – travel in a predictable way; don't make sudden, unexpected moves
- Alert – pay attention to your surroundings and to others
- Lawful – obey the traffic laws, whether in a car, on a bike, or on foot
The street scene below illustrates how to be a PAL whether you're on two feet, two wheels or four wheels! Take a look and see what you can be doing to help make Arlington's streets safer for all users of the road! You can find more safety tips on the BikeArlington, WalkArlington and Car-Free Diet websites.
Zanna is the Events and Outreach Coordinator for BikeArlington. She loves being a PAL when she rides her bike (she also loves mnemonic devices). Follow BikeArlington on Twitter, Facebook or visit the Washington Area Bike Forum.