Bicycling is a great way to get around town, but bikes are a lot smaller than cars, harder to see, and they don't offer protection from collisions. Use these safe bicycling rules to help avoid an accident.
- Go With the Traffic Flow. Ride on the right in the same direction as other vehicles. Go with the flow – not against it.
- Obey All Traffic Laws. A bicycle is a vehicle and you’re a driver. When you ride in the street, obey all traffic signs, signals, and lane markings. (For more information on road rules for cars and bicycles click this link).
- Be Predictable. Ride in a straight line, not in and out of cars. Signal your moves to others.
- Stay Alert at All Times. Watch out for anything that could make you lose control of your bike and listen for traffic and dangerous situations. Don’t wear a headset when you ride.
- Look Before Turning. When turning left or right, always look behind you for a break in traffic then signal before making the turn. Watch for left- or right-turning traffic.
- Watch for Parked Cars. Ride far enough out from the curb to avoid the unexpected from parked cars like doors opening or cars pulling out.