Home > Lifestyle > Environmental Health > 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 email@example.com 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. NEXT ON HEALTH24X FDA bans e-cig liquid products that look like snacks and candies 2018-09-12 19:00 More: Environmental HealthGreen 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 Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.