Bicycle, pedestrian, and motorist safety tips

Bicycling is a fast, fun, and healthy way to get around town
Bicycling is a fast, fun, and healthy way to get around town
Safety tips for bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians--

Cyclists:

  • Wear proper safety gear, especially a helmet
  • Obey all traffic laws, signs and signals
  • Never ride against traffic – ride with the flow


Motorists:

  • Reduce speed when passing bicyclists
  • Give bicyclists adequate space to maneuver – typically allow for 3 feet
  • Don't blast your horn when approaching cyclists – startling them can cause an accident
  • Stop for pedestrian at crosswalks and intersections – it's the law


Pedestrians:

  • Cross the street at marked crosswalks and intersections whenever possible.
  • Be aware of your surroundings – watch for vehicles turning or baacking out of parking spaces and driveways
  • Use pedestrian pushbuttons to activate/extend the walk signal. Never enter a crosswalk when a signal displays a solid or flashing Don't Walk message
  • Use sidewalks. If there are none, walk facing traffic so you see vehicles, and drivers see you