Pedestrians should increase their visibility when it is dark by carrying a flashlight when walking and by wearing retro-reflective clothing.
Whenever possible, pedestrians should cross the street at a designated crosswalk.
Obey traffic signals such as "WALK" and "DON'T WALK" signs.
Watch for turning vehicles. Make sure the driver sees you and will stop for you.
It is much safer to walk on a sidewalk, but if pedestrians must walk in the street, they should walk facing traffic.
Don't assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with drivers, don't just look at the vehicle. If a driver is on a cell phone, he or she may not be paying enough attention to drive safely.
Don't rely solely on pedestrian signals. Look before you cross the road.
Be alert to engine noise or backup lights on cars when in parking lots and near on-street parking spaces.
Bicycle Safety Tips
All bicyclists should wear properly fitted bicycle helmets every time they ride.
Bicyclists are considered vehicle operators; they are required to obey the same rules of the road as other vehicle operators, including obeying traffic signs, signals, and lane markings.
When cycling in the street, cyclists must ride in the same direction as traffic.
Bicyclists should increase their visibility to drivers by wearing fluorescent or brightly colored clothing during the day, dawn, and dusk. To be noticed when riding in the dark, use a front light and a red reflector or flashing rear light, and use retro-reflective tape or markings on equipment or clothing.
At every intersection and driveway, keep a careful eye out for motorists turning right in front of you - you may be going faster than they think. Also, look for motorists turning left across your path - drivers are looking for gaps in traffic and may not be paying attention to anything other than motor vehicles.
Trail Etiquette for Pedestrians & Cyclists
Whenever possible, stay on the right side of the trail so faster traffic can pass on the left; make sure kids and pets stay with you and out of harm's way.
Call out that you are passing, especially if you are on a bike or scooter, to allow time for other users to get children or pets to the right side of the trail.
Keep your pet on a leash. Carry a bag and clean up after your pet - complimentary bags are provided at waste stations throughout the trail system.
Cyclists must observe a 15 mph speed limit while riding on the trails.
Cyclists should always yield to pedestrians and equestrians.