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Guidelines and Tips

Being kind and courteous makes our streets safer and more comfortable for everyone, no matter how you get around. Whether that's behind the wheel, on a bike, in a wheelchair, or on foot, we all have a responsibility to share the road so we can all safely get to where we're going.

Remember, when you hit the streets of Tulsa, be polite and friendly when you encounter a person walking, in a wheelchair, on a bike, or driving. Give them some space to move safely, and a wave or a friendly smile to let them know you see them.

Explore this page for a few tips to keep in mind while you're out on the road.

 

Respect the Road and All of Its Users

Respect the Road

and All of Its Users

 

Whether you’re a walker, bicyclist or
driver, be kind and considerate. Share the road.

Pedestrian Bicyclist Motorist 

 

Obey Signs and Lights

Obey Signs

and Lights

 

Bicyclists are required to follow the rules of all traffic signs and lights.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1000

Bicyclist 

 

Always Cross at a Crosswalk

Always Cross

at a Crosswalk

 

Crosswalks are in place for your safety.
You should always use them.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 11, SECTION 1102

Pedestrian 

 

Use Sidewalks Where Provided

Use Sidewalks

Where Provided

 

Sidewalks protect you from oncoming traffic
and keep you safe from approaching vehicles.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 11, SECTION 1104, A

Pedestrian 

 

Walk Opposite of Traffic

Walk Opposite

of Traffic

 

If sidewalks are present, walkers should always use them. If none are present, you must walk facing oncoming traffic.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 11, SECTION 1104, B

Pedestrian 

 

Yield to Pedestrians

Yield to

Pedestrians

 

Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are in or approaching a sidewalk or crosswalk.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1004

Bicyclist 

 

Ride with the Flow of Traffic

Ride With the

Flow of Traffic

 

When riding your bike on a road, ride the same direction as traffic.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1003, A

Bicyclist 

 

Ride Two Abreast or Less

Ride Two Abreast

or Less

 

When necessary, fall into a single line so as not to impede the reasonable flow of traffic.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1006

Bicyclist 

 

Take the Lane for Safety

Take the Lane

for Safety

 

It's OK to take the entire lane when obstructions or safety issues are present.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1003, A, 3, 4

Bicyclist 

 

Light Up the Night

Light Up

the Night

 

To ensure that you are visible at night, make sure your bike is equipped with a white light on the front and a red reflector on the rear.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1010

Bicyclist 

 

It's OK to Leave the Bike Lane

It's OK to Leave

the Bike Lane

 

It's OK to ride outside the bike lane. Make sure you safely merge and always signal when changing lanes.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1016, A

Bicyclist 

 

Don't Obstruct Sidewalks

Don't Obstruct

Sidewalks

 

Never park your bike in an area that prevents walkers from using a sidewalk.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1008

Bicyclist 

 

Give Three Feet When Passing

Give Three Feet

When Passing

 

Always leave a safe distance of at least three feet between your vehicle and the bike you’re passing.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1015, A

Motorist 

 

Stop Behind the Crosswalk

Stop Behind

the Crosswalk

 

Leave crosswalks free and clear when pedestrians are present.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1016, F

Bicyclist 

 

Yield to Crosswalks

Yield to

Crosswalks

 

Drivers should always yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the road within a crosswalk.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 11, SECTION 1101, A

Motorist 

 

Don't Pass at Crosswalks

Don't Pass

at Crosswalks

 

Never overtake or pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 11, SECTION 1101, C

Bicyclist Motorist 

 

Bike Lanes Have the Right of Way

Bike Lanes Have

the Right of Way

 

Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to bicyclists riding in a bike lane.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1016, B

Motorist 

 

Don't Stop or Park in a Bike Lane

Don't Stop or

Park in a Bike Lane

 

Drivers should never park, stop or leave their vehicles in a bike lane.

TITLE 37, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 1016, C

Motorist