- It's always safer to walk on sidewalks than in the roadway.
- If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic. Note: this is the correct side for walking, but it's the wrong side for bicycling! See our bicycle safety information.
- Use crosswalks whenever you're within 50 feet (about 10 sidewalk squares) of one - it's the law.
- Always check for turning traffic when crossing at a traffic signal, especially for vehicles turning right on red.
- Never cross in front of a transit bus unless it's stopped at a traffic signal. Other vehicles may be passing the bus and those drivers will not see you. Instead, wait for the bus to leave the stop, then cross behind it.
- Be visible - use reflective clothing or blinking lights when walking or exercising at night or during inclement weather.
- If you're on a busy sidewalk, keep to the right and pass slower pedestrians on the left.
For more pedestrian safety information, visit the links to other organizations.