Safety

Together, we’re learning to safely share our streets with people on bikes, e-bikes, pedestrians, motorists, e-scooters & other rolling devices.
Drivers

Drive with care.

When you get behind the wheel, you’re responsible for operating a one-ton piece of equipment! Put down the distractions, check your speed, and stay vigilant of those around you – other cars, pedestrians or bicycles included.
Keep that seatbelt on!
When you enter ANY vehicle: buckle up! It’s your best friend in case of unexpected stops or swerves.
Make sure all lights on your vehicle function properly before hitting the road.
Put down the phone and focus on driving. Do not text or take calls while driving, and always avoid flipping through music or searching for directions while your car is moving.
Those turn signals aren’t there just for fun – they help you communicate with those around you.
Slow down and double check for people walking or biking before you make that turn.
Sure, that extra caffeine may sound like a good idea. But if you’re getting drowsy, the best thing to do is find a safe space to pull over and take a break.

cyclists / scooters

ride with care.

You may only be on two wheels, but bicyclists and scooters are required to follow the same rules of the road as drivers! Use bike lanes, if available, and always stay vigilant of your surroundings.
Helmet Hair, Don’t Care
Strap on that helmet and ride with confidence, knowing you’re protected from unexpected bumps in the road.
Bright colors are definitely a fashion statement, but they keep you safe too! Put on those eye-catching hues, especially when riding or walking at dusk or dawn. And don’t forget those reflective strips!
Approach riding your bicycle as though oncoming drivers don’t see you. Stay focused and vigilant!
Bicyclists must stop at red lights, but if there is no oncoming traffic, you may continue on your route.
If you’re using a scooter, make sure you don’t leave it parked in the street or middle of the sidewalk where it could block someone’s route. It’s not cool to impede someone’s path!

PEDESTRIANS/WHEELCHAIRS

Move with Care.

You’ve heard “look both ways before you cross the street” a thousand times. But do you know how else you can stay safe while moving outside? Commuting to work, getting some exercise, or just enjoying a walk in the sun – no matter what moves you, make sure you get where you’re going safely.
Stay visible! Stay bright! And always carry a light at night.
If other people can’t see you, it increases your chance of being injured in a collision.
You may see them, but they don’t always see you. Keep your eyes on the road and your head on a swivel when you’re crossing an intersection.
Who doesn’t love to pop in their headphones and listen to a good podcast? But it’s even better when you can still process what’s going on around you. Make sure you’re able to hear approaching cars, passing bikes or other pedestrians.
They aren’t just there to look pretty! If crossing the street, especially at a major intersection, make sure you wait for the light to signal it’s your turn to go before moving through the marked crosswalk.
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