Rules of the Road

Metro Boston is a great place to ride a bike. Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to urban cycling, here are a few bike laws to follow and other riding 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

Obey traffic signals

Rule 6

Ride with traffic

Rule 7

Go slow on sidewalks


Yield to pedestrians


Use hand signals

Rule 8

Never ride distracted

Rule 9

Wear a helmet

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Rule 3

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