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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

It uses the bidegorri:
whenever you could and he respects the specific signaling for bicycles

To make to respect your rights:
do not hesitate to use of the stamp or lift the voice.

Support both hands on the handlebar:
you will react more quickly to any contingency and the braking distance will be minor.

For your calmness:
it hires a legal liability insurance. You can obtain it becoming an associate of the association of urban cyclists Kalapie.

He studies the itinerary:
he thinks about the surest itinerary (bidegorri, streets of few circulation...). At the time of circulating along the parks be respectful with the environment.

For your safety:
appear if it is not convenient for you to take helmet; it can be advisable for the children. Anyhow the safety is based to a great extent on the moderation of your speed and the mutual respect between all the users of the street. In case of accident, do not touch the injured man, and ask experienced persons for help; if you have suffered the accident, do not move, hope for medical help.

Have the bike in the good state:
before going out, it checks the tires, brakes and lights of your bicycle. Do periodic reviews to him in specializing shops.

In the night, make you see:
it is very important that, at night or with few light, you use materials reflecting and system of illumination so that they see you.

He chooses well the bicycle:
any bicycle is good for the city. Nevertheless, a bicycle of city or the hybrid one is more comfortable and sure. If, also, it is slightly attractive, it will be more difficult that they steal it from you.

It combines the bicycle with the public transport:
if your trip is too long, or it forces you to save earrings, proves combining the bicycle with the public transport.

CIRCULATING ALONG THE BIDEGORRI

Cyclist and pedestriansHe respects the pedestrians:
if you observe idle pedestrians or walking along the bidegorri, reduce your speed and warn them about your presence

In the steps for pedestrians:
on the bidegorri reduce your speed and yield for them
Pedestrians crossing in front of the cyclist

In the pedestrian coexistence streets pedestrian - bike:
when you circulate between pedestrians he respects the preference of step of the same ones and adapts your speed to the inflow without exceeding 10 km / h Thinks that the pedestrian always has priority.

It controls your speed:
It circulates with prudence, do not circulate at a major speed than I guaranteed the safety of all.

Cyclist and semárofoHe respects the traffic signs:
A semaphore skips in red can work out for you very expensive. If the bidegorri is bidirectional it circulates along your right without invading the left rail.
Cyclist stopped before a semaphore in red

CIRCULATING ALONG THE ROADWAY

Cyclist circulating along the rightWhen you circulate along the roadway:
be prudent and respect the circulation norms. It uses whenever you could the rail of the right the most next to the sidewalk. If this one was reserved (taxi, bus) it circulates along the following one.
Two vehicles in a roadway of two rails and the cyclist is behind the car


It distances of one meter adapted to circulateSupport a prudential distance with the sidewalk and the parked cars:
a door that is opened, a pedestrian who goes down the sidewalk, can force you to a sudden movement. For the safety of all it circulates along the center of your rail.
A parked car has the open door, nearby is the cicllista and there is marked the safe distance, which is one meter


Manual signsIt warns with manual signs:
do not change rail or direction without looking; it indicates obviously the draft maneuvers, without shyness and with persistence.
The correct position of the cyclist appears before a car. It does not have to go in side street but face. It indicates that the different positions of the arm to do them giros:con the widespread left arm it means draft to the left, the same arm in angle of 90th means draft to the left and the arm extended in diagonal means stop


Cyclists in line of to oneIt goes in line of to one:
and you be attentive to the braking of the vehicles that precede you.
car that indicates the braking by means of the lights


It shows the angle dead of a truck and a cyclist in himStay visible before other users:
he avoids to remain in the angle dead of other drivers.
It indicates the dead angle

I chart to support the trajectorySupport your trajectory:
Do not zigzag between the traffic.
Two graphs appear. In one a cyclist appears zigzagging between cars, this one indicates that it is not the stainless behavior, and in other one the cyclist appears opposite the car

He respects the traffic signs: do not skip the semaphores and do not circulate in counterdirection. With it, in addition to creating danger situations, you contribute that the bicycle is not considered to be a way of serious and respectable transport, discrediting the set of the cyclists.

Make you see:
most of the cars move forward the cyclists without respecting the regulatory distance. If the rail is narrow, it circulates along the center of the same one.

I chart to turn the izda Tour towards the left safely:
circulating in bicycle, you can turn to the left with rest of traffic, but it is surer to do it in two times, stopping to the right of the vehicles that, waiting for the green, go in the same direction as you.
It indicates the trip that the cyclist does in an intersection in which raisin of a semaphore in green to other in red that is in the perpendicular roadway, which goes to use to turn to another side

IT TAKES CARE OF YOUR BICYCLE
It checks periodically the following parts of the bicycle:

WHEELS:

he verifies that the wheels are fastened firmly and that they can turn freely without rubbing the picture, the splash guards or the brakes. The tires must be inflated to the pressure recommended by the manufacturer, a minor pressure supposes a major effort in the displacements. If cracks or courts are observed his replacement is recommended. He verifies the state of the rims: any aberration, for kidling who is, can affect to the control of the bicycle in the braking.

BRAKES:

he verifies that the brakes work efficiently. It is necessary to change the cables if there is observed some broken thread and the shoes of brake if they are worn out. He verifies that the position of the levers of brake allows his operation with facility.

HEIGHT OF THE SADDLE:

he verifies that his height is correct. As general norm, the fingers of the feet must reach the soil being seated in the saddle. The tijas of the handlebar and of the saddle must not make visible the extreme line defined by the manufacturer.

LIGHTS AND STAMP:

he remembers that the Ordinance of Circulation forces which the bicycles take stamp and, if they circulate at night, light. He verifies that both work correctly and that the reflecting ones and the lights are clean.

IN GENERAL:

clean your bicycle and keep the mobile parts greased: bearings, cables, chain, etc. He verifies that the wheels, the axis of the pedals and the direction have no roominess and that the changes work correctly.



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