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Pedestrians

Campus travel guidelines

Both bicyclists and pedestrians should remain alert to their surroundings. Bicyclists should use an audible signal (e.g. bell or verbal warnings) to alert pedestrians to their presence. 

Know the meanings of the different types of bicycle signs and markings on campus.

Pedestrian walking in bike path
Don't text while crossing bicycle routes

Safety tips

  • Be seen; make eye contact
  • Be predictable
  • Cross the street only at marked crosswalks
  • Obey traffic signals
  • Look both directions before crossing roads or bicycle routes
  • Don’t text while crossing roadways, bicycle routes or any intersections
  • Don’t stand or walk in bicycles routes if avoidable
  • Listen for bicycle bells or horns and react accordingly 

Know bicycle signals

Bike Signals

Left turn: left arm extended straight out to side (horizontally)

Right turn: left arm bent at elbow and held up in an “L” shape or alternately, right arm extended straight out to the side horizontally

Stop or slow down: left arm bent at elbow and held upside-down in an “L” shape

Other resources

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Everyone is a Pedestrian brochure.

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