Safer roads for all of us

After more than two years in development, Bicycle Colorado is proud to launch SHIFT DrivingTM in 2023. This brand new online driving education course focuses on filling the knowledge gaps seen in existing driving education, specifically on sharing the road safely with bicyclists and pedestrians.

By taking this course you are taking that important first step away from that autopilot, and carrying those skills as an informed and engaged driver.

Skyler McKinley

Director of Public Affairs, AAA Colorado

The evolution of our driver-focused education efforts

Bicycle Colorado is focused on providing comprehensive education to advance the skills and safety of all riders across the state. However, we know that connecting with bicyclists is only half the equation, and vehicle drivers are responsible for safely sharing the road. Our previously driver-focused curriculum Bicycle Friendly Driver has been well received by our audiences, but being instructor-led has meant a limited ability to scale and reach new audiences. The clear pathway forward was to fully automate and digitize the course, making it available anytime and anywhere through a web browser-based platform. With the availability of SHIFT DrivingTM, we now have a unique opportunity to certify drivers of all ages across the state on the critical content needed to safely and confidently navigate alongside bicyclists and other vulnerable road users.

Check back soon for access to SHIFT Driving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is SHIFT Driving™ for?

SHIFT DrivingTM is for anyone who drives a motor vehicle, regardless of age or experience behind the wheel. The content is presented from a driver’s perspective and focuses on the gaps in knowledge regarding how to navigate around other road users such as bicyclists and pedestrians.

Can I access SHIFT Driving™ from a mobile device?

Currently, SHIFT DrivingTM is only accessible from a desktop web browser. We do have plans in the future to convert the course into a more mobile/tablet-friendly platform.

How much does SHIFT Driving™ cost?

SHIFT DrivingTM is completely free. To align with our goals to make this course as accessible as possible, there is no charge for taking the course.

Do I have to complete the course in one sitting?

No, the platform allows the user to exit and save their current position in order to return at a later point.

Will you still offer Bicycle Friendly Driver?

Yes! We still believe in the value of in-person programming, especially in regard to deeper discussion and addressing specific questions attendees may have. If you are interested in scheduling a Bicycle Friendly Driver course (either in-person or webinar), please contact Education Program Manger Chris Winn –

How long does SHIFT Driving™ take to complete?

The course is made up of 5 different modules, plus a final exam of 10 multiple-choice questions. The average time to complete the course and exam is 75 minutes.

I have more questions about SHIFT Driving™, who can I contact?

Please contact Education Program Manager, Chris Winn –

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