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Bicycle Safety
Bicyclists use  Jacksonville TransitDid you know?
In Jacksonville a bicycle is considered a vehicle and is subject to the same laws as an auto or other motor vehicle.

Traffic Laws for Bicyclists

  • Ride in same direction as traffic
  • Stop at red lights and stop signs
  • Helmet is required if under 16
  • Bicycles are prohibited on sidewalks unless it is a greenway
bicycle lights
Lamps & Reflector
When riding at night, bicycles must have a front lamp visible from at least 300’ and a red light or red reflector on the rear visible from at least 200’.

bicycle helmetWhen you ride, please follow these safety tips:

  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Wear a helmet
  • Don’t pass on the right
  • Watch for turning cars
  • ride with flow of traffic - bicycleWear bright or reflective clothing
  • Be predictable—don’t weave in and out of traffic
  • Use white front and red rear lights day and night
  • Stay outside the door zone when passing parked cars
  • Ride with the flow of traffic
  • Use caution riding on the sidewalk, crossing driveways and streets

Jacksonville Public Safety Director Chief Mike Yaniero wants you to know that “We are here for your safety and you can help by following these tips.”

Online Resources:

Jacksonville Trails & Greenways
Jacksonville MPO Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
Jacksonville Transit - Bicycles on Buses

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