Travel with Care By Foot
Everyone is a pedestrian at some point during the day, even if it is just walking from the store to your car in the parking lot. Sharing the responsibility to look out for one another will go a long way in making Tulsa a safe and enjoyable place to walk and bike.
When walking you should:
- Wear light and reflective clothing.
- Cross at crosswalks.
- Utilize sidewalks and walkways whenever available (even in parking lots).
- Make eye contact with drivers before stepping into the street.
- Check each lane for oncoming or turning traffic before entering.
Did you know Oklahoma ranks 14th as the most dangerous state for pedestrians?
- Be offensive looking for cars and bike riders.
- Learn to communicate with vehicles with nonverbal cues.
- Avoid jaywalking and cross at intersections or clearly marked crosswalks.
- Don't assume drivers can see you.
- Walk beside or hold the hands of young children who are walking on the road.
Guidelines and Tips
Respect the Road
and All of Its Users
Whether you're a walker, bicyclist or
driver, be kind and considerate. Share the road.
at a Crosswalks
Crosswalks are in place for your safety. You should always use them.
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Sidewalks protect you from oncoming traffic and keep you safe from approaching vehicles.
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If sidewalks are present, walkers should always use them. If none are present, you must walk facing oncoming traffic.
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