Bicycle Safety Alert

May 2019

Hazards: Falls, Broken Bones, Contusions, Scrapes

It’s Spring and there will be increased bicycle traffic at LBNL. Here are some things you can do to prevent bicycle accidents and injuries:

  1. Always wear a bike helmet.
  2. Keep your bicycle well maintained. This includes brakes, tires, and lights.
  3. Stop and look for traffic before entering the road. Stop at all stop signs and red lights.
  4. Watch your speed and follow the posted speed limits of 15 mph.
  5. Be aware of pedestrians, other bicyclists, and moving or parked cars
  6. Do not wear headphones or talk on your cell phone while riding.
  7. Keep both hands on the handlebars (except when signaling) and always sit on the seat.
  8. Be mindful of roadway surface conditions such as debris and uneven pavement.

The use of “non-conventional vehicles” such as but not limited to skates, skateboards, push scooters, motorized unicycles and Segways are prohibited at LBNL.

For further details, please go to the LBNL “Traffic and Pedestrian Safety” procedure: https://www2.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/CH60/CH60.html

If you have any concerns about road safety at LBNL, submit a LBNL “Safety Concern” at  [email protected]. You can also contact the ETA Safety Manager, Ron Scholtz X8137 for assistance.