Bicycle safety is important at the University of Kansas. Do the following to protect yourself and pedestrians when you are riding on campus and around the community:
Wear a helmet: Wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle can reduce your chance of a serious head injury by 85%
Follow traffic laws: Bicycles are at home on the road and are thus considered vehicles. You are therefore not exempt from following traffic laws.
Be seen: When riding behind vehicles, avoid blind spots and make sure drivers can see you in their mirrors. When bicycling at night light up! Traffic laws state that cyclists must have a white front light visible from at least 500 feet and a red rear reflector and/or light.
Be clear: Use the hand signals in the picture above to let motorists know your intentions on the road.
Be pedestrian friendly: While cycling is allows on sidewalks (except in Downtown Lawrence), remember that sidewalks are designed for pedestrians. Pedestrians have the right of way.