Rules of the Road

Riding a bike in NYC has never been better! With more than 1,000 miles of bike lanes, cycling in the city is more convenient and safe than ever. Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to urban cycling, here are a few simple tips to help you feel more comfortable and confident.

Plan a sensible route

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Rule 1

Do a pre-ride check

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Rule 2

Wear a helmet

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Rule 3

Obey traffic signals

Rule 6

Ride with traffic

Rule 7

Stay off sidewalks

Rule 5

Yield to pedestrians

Rule 4

Use hand signals

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Rule 8

Never ride distracted

Rule 9

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