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Bicycle Safety

Young bike riderBicyclists are required to follow all traffic laws and be aware of others when riding. Below are some suggestions for bicyclists to consider in order to increase safety.

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Signal your intentions to motorists and other pedestrians.
  • Increase visibility. Consider using lights and reflective stripes on you and your bike, especially after dark.
  • Proceed with caution when crossing at street, trail, and driveway intersection.
  • Announce your presence prior to passing other bicyclists or pedestrians on trails.
  • Stop at stop signs and traffic signals.
  • Bicyclists are encouraged to ride on multi-use trails located along major roads throughout the City. Multi-use trails are asphalt trails and are generally 10 feet wide. Bicyclists should avoid riding on sidewalks when possible. Sidewalks are generally constructed with concrete and are 5 feet wide in residential neighborhoods. Children may ride on the sidewalks.
  • Ride on the right side of the road.
  • Always lock your bike when it is unattended.