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Bicyclists

In Washington, it is legal for bicyclists to ride on the sidewalk, although pedestrians maintain the right-of-way. Bicyclists must be aware of their rights and responsibilities and use common sense and courtesy when interacting with pedestrians. Examples of common bicycle-related problems that can be addressed through education:

  • Bicyclists ride against traffic or in unsafe places.
  • Bicyclists ignore traffic signals and signs.
  • Bicyclists ride unpredictably and fail to sign before turning.
  • Bicyclists don't safely pass pedestrians.
  • Bicyclists fail to yield to pedestrians when turning.

Educational campaigns and materials should focus on cyclist's rights and responsibilities, and the basics interacting with pedestrians and riding on sidewalks. One example of an education program for cyclists is Bike Smart.

Bike Smart Seattle

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