North Dakota Share the Road Safety Week is now, June 21-27, and the state and the North Dakota Active Transportation Alliance (NDATA) invite North Dakotans to celebrate safe bicycling and walking on roadways through a virtual event.

Throughout Share the Road Safety Week, share photos of you, your friends or family members bicycling or walking, along with a brief description, to NDATA’s website to be featured on social media.

NDATA encourages safe driving practices among motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to help meet Vision Zero’s goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads. Share the Road Safety Week is a reminder that we all have responsibilities when it comes to safely sharing the road and it also recognizes those who have been killed or injured in motor vehicle crashes.

In addition to pedestrians and bicyclists, motorists should be aware of motorcyclists. Motorcyclists also have the same rights as others. Never crowd motorcyclists and always give them a full lane.

Kristan is founder and executive director of the North Dakota Active Transportation Alliance.