Cyclists and Pedestrians

Bicycle Safety

  • Most bicycles are built to carry one person for a reason.
  • Always wear a bicycle helmet
  • Keep your bicycle in good mechanical condition.
  • Obey all traffic rules and signs. Always give proper hand signals and yield the right of way to pedestrians
  • Never go so fast that you can't stop.
  • Walk your bike across busy intersections by using the push button to activate the pedestrian signal.
  • Always ride with traffic - as close as possible to the right side of the road.
  • Be sure the roadway is clear before entering.
  • Always ride single file and watch for opening vehicle doors.
  • If you must ride your bike at night be sure your headlight and reflectors are in good condition.
  • Select the safest route to your destination and use it. Avoid busy intersections.
  • Wear reflective clothing and have proper reflectors and lights on your bicycle.
  • Lock your bicycle when you are not using it.

Bike Theft Prevention Tips

Always lock your bike up, investing in a strong u-lock or a new titanium band

  • Use a strategic combo of locking tools when possible. View a useful diagram!
  • Avoid using a single basic cable lock...they are easily cut!
  • Ensure unauthorized individuals don't follow you into a secured area or parking garage
  • Record your serial number, log into and take a picture with your bike

Pedestrian Safety

  • Wear bright colored clothing. At night, carry a flashlight or wear reflective material.
  • Walk facing traffic.
  • Cross only at corners where drivers can see you.
  • Always use a crosswalk when it is available, but remember painted lines cannot force drivers to stop.
  • Obey signs and signals.
  • Stop at the curb or edge of the street while waiting to cross, not behind objects that could conceal you or block your view.
  • Be sure the way is clear before you cross. Always look left, right, then left again.
  • Watch out for vehicles backing up and turning.
  • Walk across the street - do not run.
  • Continue looking until you have crossed the street.