Eventually we will have to add a page to the Resource Center covering this topic more thoroughly but for now let me think this out. I am often horrified to drive down the road and see runners plodding out in traffic when a sidewalk is 3 feet to their right.
Starting now we're launching a campaign we're calling "Run In the Grass." Maybe it will only be on our site but I'm determined to do everything I can to encourage people to stay out of the traffic lanes. Run on the birm, in the dirt, in the grass, on the sidewalk, behind the guardrail.
Run where ever you can but for your own safety, do NOT run in the lane of traffic.
There is so much going on inside a car - dealing with traffic, maintaining speed, and peripheral stuff like the radio or other people. It's a lot to watch and unfortunately people aren't looking for runners. I'm tired of seeing runners and cyclists killed.
Do your part to protect yourself: Run in the Grass.
--Brandon, CEO of RunningLane