Biking Safety

Safety Tips

Biking provides a fun way to get around Houston.   Please see the following safety tips, and happy riding!

  • Make sure your bike is in good working condition before riding. Check your tires for proper inflation and brakes and chain for proper operation. 
  • Wear a helmet – and make sure it is secured correctly.
  • Ride on the right side of the road and with traffic.
  • Obey all traffic rules, signs and signals.
  • Look before changing lanes, and use hand signals for turns.
  • Watch for potholes, debris, cars, trucks, pedestrians and other bikers.
  • Stay outside the door zone of parked cars – you never know when somebody might step out of the car unexpectedly!
  • Cross railroad tracks at right angles.
  • Be visible and predictable at all times.  
    • Travel in a straight line.  
    • Wear bright clothing and use lights at night.  
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