On Dec. 23, a HART bus nearly hit me while passing me on Rowlett Park Drive. It was the third time a HART driver nearly bashed me while passing and each of the three drivers -- when confronted -- told ne they did not know that drivers had to pass bicyclists on the road with a space of at least three feet.
Today, I spoke on behalf of SWFBUD before the HART board and retold the story and told them the agency needed to do a bicycle awareness campaign. That is, post signs about passing bicyclists with at least three feet and without honking and slowing down.
The signs will go on the buses and deliver messages such as this on outside Clermont.
Katharine Eagen, HART's chief of service development, will be in charge of this bicycle safety awareness campaign.