Bicycle Program

Share the Road

Recently recognized as a Bicycle Friendly City, Riverside promotes bicycle and motorists safety with signage and education.

Sharing the Road - Tips for Cyclists

On the Road:

  • The same laws that apply to motorists apply to cyclists
  • Use hand signals to indicate stops and turns

Always Wear a Properly Fitting Helmet (even on short trips):

  • Measure head just above the eyebrows, helmet should cover the forehead
  • For children, only two of the child’s fingers should fit in the space between the eyebrow and the helmet
  • Adjust the foam pads and straps – straps should form a “V” just below each ear
  • Only one finger should fit between the strap and chin
  • Test the fit – helmet should only move one inch in either direction. If it moves too much you may need to tighten the straps or use thicker pads

Ride on the Right:

  • Always ride in the same direction as traffic
  • Use the furthest right lane that heads to your destination
  • Slower moving cyclists and motorists stay to the right

Ride Predictably:

  • Ride in a straight line
  • Use the furthest right lane that heads to your destination
  • Check for traffic before entering street or intersection and announce yourself by making eye contact with motorists

Sharing the Road - Tips for Motorists

 

On the Road:

  • Drive with caution
  • Reduce speed when approaching cyclists
  • Don’t tailgate, especially in bad weather
  • Recognize hazards cyclists may face and give them space

Yield to Cyclists:

  • Bicycles are considered vehicles
  • Cyclists should be given the right–of–way
  • Allow extra time for cyclists to cross intersections
 

Be Considerate:

  • Look for cyclists in traffic and at intersections
  • Don’t blast your horn in close proximity to cyclists
  • When opening your door, watch for passing cyclists

Pass with Care:

  • When passing leave four (4) feet between you and a cyclist
  • Look over your shoulder before moving back

Watch for Children:

  • Children on bicycles can be unpredictable – expect the unexpected
  • Don’t expect children to know traffic laws
  • Children are smaller and can be harder to see – be alert

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Riverside, CA 92522

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