Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
Program ending December 2016

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Walking can be a great way to bring your family together, get in some physical activity and see the outdoors. Walking is good for your health and it's good for the environment. Before you head out on foot for a stroll, power walk, or errand, there are important safety tips to remember, especially for young children. Whenever you're walking keep these safety tips in mind:
  • ​Always look both ways before crossing. Never run into the street without looking and always pay attention.
  • ​Avoid taking roads that don’t have sidewalks, or crossing busy streets that don’t have cross walks.
  • ​Never play in a street, parking lot or driveway.
  • ​Walk when crossing an intersection- don’t run.
  • ​Take the safest route with the least amount of street crossings.
  • ​Wear bright, reflective clothing during dawn, dusk or any low-light situations. Take a flashlight.
  • ​Always follow traffic signals and signs- they aren’t just for cars.
  • ​Always teach your children to be aware of their surroundings.