Safety Tips

    Tips on Bicycling Safety. Cyclists fare best when they act as and are treated as drivers of vehicles.
  • Wear a helmet
  • Obey the traffic laws - stop at stop signs, obey traffic lights, ride on the right side of the road
  • Be visible - wear bright colored clothing, use lights at night, ride on the road – 1 to 3 feet to the left of the curb or road edge
  • Be predictable - use hand signals, attempt to get motor vehicle drivers’ attention when making lane changes or turning


    Tips on Pedestrian Safety
  • If possible, walk on sidewalks or on the grass beside the street. If this is not possible, walk facing traffic – on the left side of the street
  • Cross the street at crosswalks or intersections. Use traffic signals. Avoid crossing streets between cars, trees or hedges – you are not as visible
  • Walk, don’t run when crossing a street
  • Walk in a straight, predictable line when crossing a street not at an angle
  • When walking at night, use a flashlight and/or wear bright, reflective clothing
  • Look left, right then left before crossing the street
  • Hold children’s hands when crossing a street. Practice safe crossing with children – ask them to tell you when it is safe to cross the street

Common bicyclist errors.

How to share the road with cyclists.