Walking & Biking

  • Walk & Skate

    Use a crosswalk and the crossing guards: always cross at corners or at a marked crosswalk where drivers expect to see you. Cross with the crossing guard if your school has one.
    Look before you cross: look left, right, and left again before crossing a street. Make eye contact with drivers before stepping off of the sidewalk.
    Be visible: wear reflective or bright-colored clothing and walk with one or more walking buddies.
    Walk with care: if there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic as far to the side of the road as possible, but do not weave in and out of parked cars. 


    Wear your helmet: it models good behavior. Helmets should fit snug, be level on your head and should always be buckled firmly under your chin.
    Ride predictably: look for vehicles and signal to drivers which direction you plan to go before making turns. Ride in a straight line. Avoid the door zone, about 5 feet away from parked cars.
    Ride with traffic: ride on the right, in the direction of traffic. Obey all signs and signals.
    Lock your bike: when you get to school, lock your bike to a bike rack. Lock both your front wheel and the bike frame to the rack.