Streets

Walk the line

Pedestrians are not allowed to walk on roadways when usable sidewalks are available. If there is no sidewalk or shoulder, pedestrians must walk on the left side of the roadway, facing traffic, and as near as practicable to the outside edge of the roadway.
It is safest to walk facing traffic. When walking in the roadway, pedestrians should also yield right of way to vehicles in the roadway.

Ride in a straight line

Take the LaneBicyclists need to be predictable; cyclists must not weave in and out between parked cars. Drivers can’t always see bicyclists in the parking areas and may unintentionally squeeze them when they try to merge back into traffic.

Bicycling side by side

ridesidebysideTwo bicyclists may ride side by side, but only if they don’t impede other traffic. If riding side by side will prevent cars from passing the bicycles at a safe distance (three feet), bicyclists must ride single file.

Take the lane

schoolbusBicyclists are generally safest if they “take the lane.” They should ride near the center of any travel lane of ordinary width (10-12 feet), when traveling close to the speed of other traffic and when approaching intersections, driveways, and alleys. Controlling the lane improves a bicyclist’s visibility by keeping the bicyclist out of motorists’ blind spots. It improves positioning at intersections to reduce conflicts with turning traffic. It also prevents motorists from trying to squeeze by within the same lane when there is inadequate space.

Bike lanes

SharrowsBike lanes are for bicyclists. They are marked with white lines and icons/symbols on the pavement. Bicyclists and motorists must share the road, whether or not bike lanes are provided.

Sharrows

Shared Lane Markings (Sharrows) are road markings used to indicate the safest place to ride within the lane. They are used next to parked cars to help a bicyclist avoid being hit suddenly by car doors being opened and on lanes that are too narrow for cars and bicycles to comfortably travel side by side in the same lane. Occasionally they are used on steep downhill slopes to allow the bicyclist more maneuvering space to react when traveling at a high speed.BikerGettingDooredDoorDistance