The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) on behalf of the Middle Susquehanna Active Transportation Committee (MSATC) is excited to announce the release of a new Bike Safety Decal to help promote bicycle safety in our Pennsylvania towns and communities.

The new design reimagines the original sticker produced and distributed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The graphic update provides an improved visual representation of Pennsylvania’s 4-feet passing law, which denotes the distance that must be maintained as vehicles pass cyclists on roadways.

As the Vice Chair of the MSATC, the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Lancaster Bicycle Club to update the PennDOT design, and also contributed an additional $500 of its own funding to cover printing costs for magnetic decals and stickers.

Improvements to the design include simplified graphics that better distinguishes the shapes of a vehicle and a cyclist, a message that avoids jargon and clearly communicates the law: “Give Bikes 4 Feet,” and an explicit reminder that this is “Pennsylvania Law.” The committee also included a personal touch on the design with a license plate that displays the image “I [heart][cycling]” to make the decal appealing to a greater audience.

Members of the MSATC will distribute the design as both sticker and magnetic decals at local community events throughout the region in 2021 to promote cycling and cycling safety. Those interested in learning more or requesting the decal can contact SGP at [email protected].