Walking and bicycle safety starts with all of us

This time of year, more people are taking to our sidewalks, streets and trails on foot and bicycle. Whether you walk, bike, drive a car or do some of each, safer streets start with all of us. People who walk, bike and drive motor vehicles are equally responsible for safety.

When you drive, remember to slow down and look for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially when turning. Stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and at all intersections without marked crosswalks or stop lights. This is Minnesota law.

When you walk, cross at intersections and look both ways before crossing the street.

When you bike, remember to follow traffic laws and ride predictably.

No matter how you get around, thank you for making our streets safer.

For more information on walking in Minneapolis, go to www.minneapolismn.gov/pedestrian. For more information on bicycling in Minneapolis, go to www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles.

Video

Riding a bike is one of the most popular ways to get around Minneapolis. This video in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong explains to drivers and bicyclists what the different bike markings on the road mean.

Know the Road: Bike Lanes

Conociendo el Camino o Andando en Bicicleta en la Ciudad (Biking in the City, Spanish)
Andar en bicicleta es una de las maneras mas populares de ir a muchos sitios en Minneapolis. Vea porque es importante para los ciclistas y conductors conocer el camino, en este Video de las series "Sabia Usted" de Minneapolis.

Kaxeenta Baaskiilada ee Magaalada Gudaheed (Biking in the City, Somali)
Baasikiiladu waa gaadid caan ah oo loo isticmaalo socdaalka Minneapolis. Ka daawo fiidyowgan taxanaha ee loo yaqaan ''Ma Ogtahay" muhiimada kaxeenta baaskiilada iyo baaburta ee socdaalka jidadka.

Kev Cai Txog Lub Tsheb Tuam Hauv Nroog (Biking in the City, Hmong)
Yog xav paub ntxiv, sais nroog Minneapolis cov tshooj xov xwm hu, "Koj pos paub."

Published Apr 3, 2017

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