Three Feet for Pete has been established to engender safer riding habits among the many cyclists in Southern Nevada, and to educate Nevada's drivers about the Three Foot law that is meant to protect riders. Any and all donations will serve this end.
When passing cyclists, motorists must move into the adjacent
lane to the left, if possible. If not, motorists must pass with at least three
feet of space between the vehicle and bicycle. (NRS 484B.270)
Projects in the works:
1. Annual safety and awareness ride
2. 2019 - Billboard campaign with Clear Channel
3. Raising awareness of Nevada's Three Foot Law by affixing decals to private and public vehicles that explain the law
4. Social media campaigns
The Three Guiding Principles:
By registering for our ride and donating to our cause, we are asking fellow cyclists to reinvest in their own safety, by committing to the following principles. It is our goal to create a culture of safe riding in Southern Nevada, by first becoming examples of cycling safety.
1. Know the law and obey it: This goes for drivers and riders. Less
confusion on the roadways will lead to safer interactions between cars and
Click here for Nevada Bicycle Laws
2. Be a defensive rider: Look, listen and consider cars in advance of
coming in contact with them. Don’t assume a motorist will act a certain way.
Also be conservative, cautious, and courteous.
3. Seek routes with three feet: Choose riding routes with a bike lane or
wide shoulder. Lawmakers and planners in NV and across the country have worked hard to
provide cyclists with these zones of safety and we should use them.