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With funding from the National Safety Council, Bicycle Colorado launched our Bicycle-Friendly Driver program in 2018 and partnered with jurisdictions across the state to certify drivers, including professional drivers, government employees, cited drivers and the general public. In 2019, we contracted with Boulder County to teach Bicycle-Friendly Driver to hundreds of drivers in their community. And in 2020, thanks to New Belgium Brewing, we converted our classroom curriculum to an online webinar to continue to reach drivers in Colorado and beyond. To date, we have certified over 2,000 drivers and gathered rave reviews and data on the impact of the program on both people who drive and people who bike:
Bicycle-Friendly Driver is taught from a motorist’s lens to help drivers safely and legally navigate our streets with people on bikes and bike infrastructure. The 1.5-hour, interactive course covers laws for drivers and bicyclists, the purpose of and how to properly use bicycle infrastructure and how to avoid common crashes between people in cars and on bikes.
All ages and levels of drivers and bicyclists (and motorcyclists!) have shared that they benefited from the course.
Upon successful completion of the course and exam, participants will receive a certificate and sticker to display on their motor vehicle.
Please see our education programs calendar below to find and register for our next in-person or webinar course. Don’t see an upcoming course, interested in hosting one for a private group or sponsoring a free public course? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado communities where we’ve certified drivers:
We are partnering with communities across Colorado, so this list is always growing!