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Riding Safely

Riding safely means riding predictably

More and more people in Minneapolis are realizing that bicycling is an easy and efficient way to get around our city. You may be one of the thousands of people who do so each day. While bicycling has many benefits, it comes with as much responsibly as walking down the street or driving a car. When you are riding your bicycle, it is important to be predictable and follow traffic laws.

Disregarding traffic laws is illegal and unsafe. One in three bicycle crashes in Minneapolis involve a bicyclist riding against traffic, failing to yield, or running a red light. Please follow the rules and ride predictably.


Being predictable is safe and easy. It’s also the law.

Ride with traffic, not against it (MN State Statutes 169.18 and 169.222)

Stop at all stop lights and stop signs (MN State Statutes 169.06 and 169.222)

Be seen at night – use a light (MN State Statute 169.222)



Last updated Jan 26, 2015



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