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.