from the i share the road campaign website
Yesterday some of you might have seen a sneak preview of a new initiative I am working on: a campaign called ‘i share the road’. We are giving away stickers to give people the opportunity to voice their support for sharing the road between people on bicycles and people in cars.
The idea has been brewing for a while, but was expedited when a friend of mine returned from Washington DC with a bumper sticker from the Human Rights Campaign. After adding the sticker to his car to express his support for equal rights, he asked me why I don’t have something like that to allow him to express his support for equal rights on our streets for people on bicycles (himself an occasional utility bicyclist).
I told him I would take care of that for him. Yadda yadda yadda, and next thing I know I have 5,000 stickers being shipped to my house. Let’s make sure all 5,000 stickers are given away by the end of the year. Help me spread the word (more on that below).
We don’t have enough signage on our streets to remind us to courteously share the streets with the other human beings who are using the streets, so this is one way we can spread the message beyond our computer screens.
Hopefully the sticker will contribute in some small way to creating some solidarity between the various users of our streets. After all, we are all just trying to get from point A to point B – whether we are in a car or on a bicycle.
The campaign has so far been funded by myself personally, but it is a not-for-profit venture and I will not be benefiting financially from the campaign. Any money raised will go directly back into the campaign.
If you agree with the message and would like to help spread the word, here are a few ways you can help:
Get your own stickers and give them away to family and friends
Put the sticker on your bicycle (if applicable) or on your car (if applicable)
Share links to www.isharetheroad.com from Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or your blog. Various logo sizes are also available to share on your site.
Talk to local businesses to see if they are willing to spread the message on their vehicles (e.g. taxi companies, buses, car sharing services, etc.)
Talk to advocacy organizations to urge them partner with us to help spread the message to their constituents
Volunteer your time to help spread the message
Thanks in advance for you support on this initiative! Visit www.isharetheroad.com for more information.