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Southern California | Bicycle Attorneys

Bike injuries can throw you off your game.
Call our office today. Let us advocate for you.

888-30BIKELAW (888-302-4535)

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How can pedestrians and cyclists keep each other safe?

Cyclists who ride on public roads know that they will have to share that space with drivers of motor vehicles and that they both have an obligation to maintain a safe environment for everyone. However, there are also times when cyclists and pedestrians might have to share a space, such as at a crosswalk or on a sidewalk.

What are some things that pedestrians and cyclists do to keep each other safe on California’s streets?

Pedestrians should maintain awareness

While it can be relaxing to listen to music or an audiobook when jogging across town or strolling in the park, it is not wise to do so as a pedestrian in a high-traffic area. Bicycles are generally not as loud and obvious as cars, so it is important for pedestrians to be aware at all times when traversing through an area that may have cyclists.

Cyclists should give audible warnings

As long as pedestrians do their part to maintain awareness and refrain from wearing earbuds, cyclists can give audible warnings when coming up behind and passing someone who is walking. These warnings can be in the form of bells or a quick verbal cue such as “on your left.”

Pedestrians should be mindful of bike lanes

Many towns and cities have designated bike lanes located on or near sidewalks rather than the roadway. Pedestrians should be mindful if they come upon one of these lanes and avoid walking in them.

Pedestrians and cyclists are both vulnerable around motor vehicles and should do what they can to help keep each other safe.

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