The official census says that almost 600,000 people call Boston home. But when you add the many workers and visitors who come into Boston every day, that number swells to 2 million pedestrians. With that many people walking in our city, pedestrian safety is an issue of critical importance. Learn more about pedestrian safety from Walk Boston.
- Always wear a helmet.
- Learn, use, and obey traffic signals. Remember bikers must obey the same traffic laws as motor vehicles.
- If riding at night, use reflectors and lights.
- Give pedestrians the right of way.
- Ride defensively. Watch for cars and car doors opening.
- Do not weave in and out of traffic.
- Slow down at intersections. Look both ways before crossing.
- Keep your bike well maintained. A regular tune-up will ensure that your bike is in good riding shape.
- When you are not riding your bike, always lock it.
- When riding at night, make sure to wear reflective clothing and have reflectors on your bike. A light on your bike is also highly recommended.
- To learn more, visit BU Parking & Transportation Services.