Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

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Pedestrians should always use sidewalks whenever they are available. If no sidewalks are available, pedestrians should walk on the shoulder of the roadway and facing traffic.

When mapping walking routes, consider incorporating greenways and trails in addition to sidewalks.

Pedestrian SafetyCycling
Bicyclists should ride on the street and always with the flow of traffic. Obey all traffic signals and signs as if you were driving a motor vehicle.

Always, always wear a helmet. Keep tires properly inflated and monitor the tread. Check brakes regularly for responsiveness. When possible, ride with other cyclists as this increases visibility and can be helpful in case of an emergency or flat tire.

Both walkers and cyclists should:

  • Be aware of their surroundings
  • Dress in light colored clothing
  • Use a flashlight in dark areas and wear reflective material when out near dusk or dawn
  • Carry current photo identification
  • Take a cellphone for emergencies


Don't just look for other cars -- be aware of foot and bicycle traffic as well. Stop for pedestrians and share the road with cyclists.

More Information

Cary's Bike and Hike Map
Town of Cary's Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan
Greenways in Cary

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