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
Whether you’re a walker, bicyclist or
driver, be kind and considerate. Share the road.
Bicyclists are required to follow the rules of all traffic signs and lights.
at a Crosswalk
Crosswalks are in place for your safety.
You should always use them.
Sidewalks protect you from oncoming traffic
and keep you safe from approaching vehicles.
If sidewalks are present, walkers should always use them. If none are present, you must walk facing oncoming traffic.
Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are in or approaching a sidewalk or crosswalk.
Ride With the
Flow of Traffic
When riding your bike on a road, ride the same direction as traffic.
Ride Two Abreast
When necessary, fall into a single line so as not to impede the reasonable flow of traffic.
Take the Lane
It's OK to take the entire lane when obstructions or safety issues are present.
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.
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.
Never park your bike in an area that prevents walkers from using a sidewalk.
Give Three Feet
Always leave a safe distance of at least three feet between your vehicle and the bike you’re passing.
Leave crosswalks free and clear when pedestrians are present.
Drivers should always yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the road within a crosswalk.
Never overtake or pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk.
Bike Lanes Have
the Right of Way
Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to bicyclists riding 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.