Rules of the Road

Chicago is a great city to explore by bicycle. Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to urban cycling, here are bike laws to follow and riding tips to help you feel more comfortable and confident.

Plan a sensible route

Rule 1

Do a pre-ride check

Learn more about the bikes

Rule 2

Wear a helmet

Rule 3

Obey traffic signals

Rule 6

Ride with traffic

Rule 7

Stay off sidewalks

Rule 5

Stop for people walking

Rule 4

Use hand signals

Rule 8

Never ride distracted

Rule 9