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Seattle has a lot of new transportation options. Whether you’re walking, biking, or driving learn how to safely use our streets.

If you’re driving

If you’re going by bike…

If you’re walking

Look out for pedestrians and other road users. At night use a light and wear reflective clothing.

Look before you cross.

Slow down and follow the speed limit.

Wear a helmet at all times. It’s the law.

Walking intoxicated can be as dangerous as driving.

Yield to pedestrians and people on bikes when turning.

Be seen and be especially careful near large vehicles. Look for backing vehicles, especially large trucks.

What we all need to know…

  1. Speed – In Seattle, the speed limit on residential streets is 25 mph and 30 mph on arterial streets, unless otherwise posted.
  2. Intersections – Drivers are required to allow pedestrians and bicycles to cross the road within a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
  3. Traffic Signals – Pedestrians, people on bikes, and people driving must obey traffic signals and traffic control devices unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer.
  4. Cell Phones – It is against the law to text or use a hand-held cell phone when driving.
  5. Bicycling on the Road – When riding on a roadway, a cyclist has all the rights and responsibilities of a vehicle driver. For night bicycle riding, a white front light (not a reflector) visible for 500 feet and a red rear reflector are required.
  6. Sidewalks – Drivers and bicyclists must yield to pedestrians on the sidewalk when turning into a driveway or if bicycling on a sidewalk.

Check out our Be Super Safe road safety campaign site for more information on being safe on our streets.

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