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  • Bicyclist - Ride Smarter
  • Motorist - Drive Safer

Same Roads Same Rules

Same Roads, Same Rules is a coordinated outreach effort aimed at both bicyclists and motorists. It is about coexisting in a shared space, respecting each other as human beings, using common sense and keeping yourself and others safe by following a common set of rules. With the number of cyclists on campus increasing in recent years and with our bikeshare system on campus, bicyclists and motorists alike need to know how to safely interact with each other.

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Same Roads Same Rules

Bicyclists – Ride Smarter

  • Stop Means Stop: Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Always yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Ride On the Road: Bicycles are vehicles and vehicles belong on the road.
  • Sidewalks are for Pedestrians: Pedestrian are unpredictable and chances of a crash are high.
  • Be Predictable: Make your intentions clear to everyone on the road. Don’t swerve between cars and signal at all turns.

Same Roads Same Rules

Motorist - Drive Safer

  • Bicycles are Vehicles Too: The law says bicycles are vehicles and they are allowed to ride in the middle of the travel lane.
  • Be Patient: The campus speed limit is 20mph so slow down and be patient. Remember that bicycles mean less traffic.
  • Give Them Space: Give bicyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing – don’t try to squeeze past them.
  • Be Predictable: Abrupt turns can cause crashes. Always look for bicyclists and use turn signals.