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​Think outside your car. Walk. Bike. Bus.
 
Active transportation — walking, biking and busing — is healthy, fun and an easy way to get around. Your Move is a joint effort of the Ohio Departments of Transportation and Health to encourage Ohioans to choose active transportation and to make it safer for everyone who uses Ohio's roads.
 
In response to a multi-year surge in fatal and serious pedestrian and bicycle crashes and epidemic levels of chronic diseases — obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes — Transportation and Health teamed up to encourage more Ohioans to choose active transportation and to make it safer for them to walk, bike and bus.
 
The newest versions of ODOT's Strategic Highway Plan and ODH's State Health Improvement Plan both emphasize increasing pedestrian and bicycle safety as well as increasing the number of Ohioans who participate in active transportation in order to improve health and safety.
 
Your Move's goals are to:
  • encourage Ohioans to choose active transportation
  • improve safety for everyone on Ohio's roads
Your Move Walking
Here are some tips and safey suggestions:
  • Cross at intersections or in marked crosswalks. Avoid the temptation to cross the street midblock. If a pedestrian signal is present, only cross when the "WALK" signal is lit.
  • Check for turning vehicles when crossing streets and driveways.
  • Walk on sidewalks or designated paths. If none are present, walk along the shoulder/berm in the direction opposite of traffic.
  • Eyes and mind on where you are walking. All. The. Time.
  • Allow space and time for vehicles to stop and increase space, especially at night and during inclement weather.
  • Be visible. Bright clothing increases visibility. Carry a flashlight for walking when it's dark.
Your Move Bicycling
Here are some tips and safey suggestions:
  • Give yourself plenty of time.
  • Cross at the intersection to catch the bus.
  • Wait for the bus in the correct location and make yourself visible to the bus driver.
  • Stay alert and hold on to railings when a bus is slowing down or turning.
  • After exiting, wait for the bus to depart and cross at the nearest intersection to get to your destination.
 

 Downloadable Materials

 

Please click on the materials you're interested in:

Billboards

  1. Orange Barrel*
  2. Posters*

Gas Station Ads

  1. Eclipse*
  2. Chevron*
  3. Clip*

Radio Ad

TV Ads

8 and 1/2 x 11 Fliers

  1. Choose Your Move
  2. How We Roll

Other Materials

*Please email bikeohio@dot.ohio.gov to request these materials.

Your Move Bicycling 
Here are some tips and safey suggestions:
  • Wear a properly fitted helmet and ensure that your bike is in good working order (ABC = air, brakes, chains).
  • Be predictable — ride in a straight line, don't weave between parked or moving vehicles and use hand signals to communicate your intentions to other drivers.
  • Bikes belong on the road. Stay off sidewalks. Ride in the direction of traffic. Obey all traffic laws.
  • Be visible. Use head and taillights at night — it's the law. Bright clothing increases visibility.
  • Stay at least 3-4 feet from parked cars to prevent collisions with suddenly opened car doors.
Your Move Bicycling 
Here are some tips and safey suggestions:
  • Yield to pedestrians in intersections. Every intersection is a crosswalk — painted or not.
  • Give bikes at least 3 feet when passing. It's the law. Bikes are vehicles and can legally use the full travel lane.
  • Always check for bicylists and pedestrians when making a turn.
  • Watch for children around schools, parks, buses and neighborhoods.
  • Give buses a break. Allow buses to merge into the travel lane after picking up or dropping off passengers.
  • Check your mirrors and look for bicyclists when opening car doors or turning right.
 

 Questions or Feedback?

 

Drop us a line — bikeohio@dot.ohio.gov

 

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