Riding safely

Riding your bike 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 responsibility 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 stoplights and stop signs (MN State Statutes 169.06 and 169.222)

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

Contact Us

Matthew Dyrdahl

Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator




Minneapolis 311


Office hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday