Time is the Matter: Every Cyclist and Motorist should Give at least 5 Seconds to assess and pass each other (and pedestrians) when required to share the road, path or trail. Actual time to pass or wait for the other to pass could be more or less, but the agreement to abandon our “get there” imperative for a few more seconds will make for a safer, less stressful, and more meaningful trip. Small concessions of ‘Giving” time and thought for another community traveler is an infectious reward that sets a standard. When the extra moments are acknowledged by High 5, or recognized by other signals and patient practice, these acts set the pace of community activity and travel.
Vehicles tend to become judgment machines driven by the basic purpose of getting to a destination quickly. 5 Seconds creates space to recognize better choices.