4 Quick Tips to Increase Bicycle Safety
With more people enjoying public spaces and outdoor activities during social distancing it’s important to remind your residents of important bike safety measures to make their time outdoors safe and enjoyable.
- EQUIP YOUR BICYCLE FOR SAFETY. Before each ride perform a safety inspection to ensure every part is secure and in working order. Check that tires are fully inflated, and brakes are tight. If not pre-installed, add reflectors to the front and back of your bike to improve visibility. Last, wear bright neon-colored clothing.
- WEAR A HELMET. Always protect your head by wearing a properly fitted helmet. The helmet should be level on your head, covering your forehead and fit securely.
- FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD. Always obey traffic lights and signs, and ride in the same direction as vehicle traffic. Use a bike lane if possible, otherwise ride on the right side of the road. Above all, pay attention to the traffic around you, including pedestrians, and other bike riders.
- PROTECT BICYCLES ON YOUR PROPERTY. Quickly identify your resident's bikes and get a handle on those abandoned or stolen using our bike permits. Select a color and number series for a semi-custom product that’s easy to spot and give to each resident who owns a bike. If you have a community of active bike riders consider designating a parking area using this “bicycle only” parking sign and a few bicycle racks.