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Below is a list of some of the main tips to ensure that your biking experience is as safe as possible. For the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's complete list of safety tips, please click here:
- Wear a Properly Fitted Bicycle Helmet - This can be the difference between life and death in the event of a crash.
- Use Reflectors & Lights - It is important to use reflectors on the front and rear of your bike as well as lights to ensure that you are visible during the hours of low light.
- Check Your Equipment - Before riding, inflate tires properly and check that your brakes work.
- Go With the Traffic Flow - Ride on the right in the same direction as other vehicles. Go with the flow - not against it.
- Obey All Traffic Laws - A bicycle is a vehicle and you're a driver. When you ride in the street, obey all traffic signs, signals, and lane markings.
Walk Bikes on Sidewalk, Ride Bikes on Street
The project's goal is to better inform bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists that the City of Evanston Municipal Code require that bicycles be walked on the sidewalk in business districts or ridden on the street with traffic flow.
The Chicago Avenue corridor between Clark Street and Davis Street in downtown Evanston has been chosen as the pilot area. The program includes mounted traffic signs, sidewalk stencils at curb ramps, posters and police enforcement.
If the pilot is found to be successful, the program will be extended to other areas of Evanston demonstrating a substantial number of pedestrian-cyclist and motorist-cyclist conflicts.
City of Evanston Code Regarding Bikes on Sidewalks
10-9-4: - OPERATION:
(C): No bicycle riding on sidewalks is permitted in the central business district designated as D1, D2 and D3 districts in Evanston's zoning ordinance or in any other district where signs prohibiting sidewalk riding are posted. When riding on sidewalks where permitted, such person shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian, shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian, and shall have the bicycle under control at all times.
(K): No person shall ride a bicycle on a public roadway or sidewalk while using any device which would impede awareness of auditory or visual warning signals.
(L): No person shall ride a bicycle on a public roadway or sidewalk in a reckless manner, such as riding on one wheel or performing any other stunts.
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