Transportation Safety

In your home country, you are probably used to walking, riding your bike or taking the bus.

  1. Walking: The United States is vast and you will find walking to work not possible unless your housing is near your job.

  2. Riding your bike: In small towns walkers and bicyclists are not respected. Drivers are not used to paying attention to pedestrians or cyclists.  It is important that you are easily visible, cautious of your surroundings and careful while on the road. Bikers must follow the rules of traffic in the same way as drivers of cars do. Use our vast trail system it is safe and patrolled daily some trails might not be a direct route to your destination but you will get there safely.

  3. Public Transportation :In Okoboji, IA there is no public transportation system.

Please watch the video below for helpful transportation tips.

A few other tips do not cross this intersection on bike or on foot. This intersection is a 4 way stop for drivers and they do not respect pedestrians or bicyclists.

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Safety is a shared responsibility! Please note most drivers to not respect pedestrians or bicycles!

These are images of a very dangerous intersection and it is requested that you don’t walk or ride your bike through this intersection.  This is the intersection to Wal-Mart.

When you’re walking:

  • Look for cars in all directions–including those turning left or right or backing up–before crossing the street or parking lot.
  • Obey all pedestrian traffic signals.
  • At night, walk in well-lit areas, carry a flashlight, or wear something reflective to be more visible
  • Cross the street where you have the best view of traffic. At bus stops, cross behind the bus or at the nearest crosswalk.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk; if a sidewalk is unavailable, walk, facing traffic and as far from the roadway as you can.

When you’re bicycling:

  • Wear a helmet. It could save your life.
  • Under Iowa law a bicycle operator is subject to the same traffic laws as the driver of a car. Obey all traffic signals and stop at “Stop” signs and red lights.
  • Ride in the direction of traffic and as far to the right as practicable.
  • Use front and rear lights and reflectors at night and be as visible as possible.
  • Use hand signals to indicate when turning.
  • Use our amazing bike trails and stay off the road as much as possible.