Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Green tips Updated 06 March 2014 Mind your road manners Bicycles are an integral part of the sustainable urban landscape, but keeping them on the roads requires good attitudes from cyclists and motorists alike. 0 Related Be a road warrior Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto The bicycle is the most energy-efficient mode of transport, especially when it comes to short-distance urban commutes. It deserves pride of place in any sustainable city plan.But motorist-cyclist relations are often hostile, which doesn’t help the commuter cycling cause. We won't get more people swopping their cars for bikes if they feel unsafe and marginalised on the roads.The lead-up to the Argus Cycle Tour this week is a good time for both drivers and cyclists to resolve to improve their road behaviour: cyclists must respect traffic rules if they want to be considered part of the traffic; drivers must respect that bicycles have every right to be on the road, and always keep in mind the threat cars pose to vulnerable road users.Read more:Don't stop cycling after the ArgusKing of the RoadGot a good green tip or event to share? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on the EnviroHealth Forum. If it's a planet-saver, we'll publish it. - Olivia RoseInnes.@ORoseInn Olivia Rose-Innes is Health24’s EnviroHealth Editor. Read more of her columns and articles or post a question to her expert forum. More in Lifestyle Improved sunscreen More: EnviroHealthGreen tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.