Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety

Whether you are riding a bike, driving or walking, we want you to get where you are going safely. By taking basic precautions and being aware of one’s surroundings, the likelihood of an unnecessary collision can be dramatically reduced. The City of New Haven monitors citizens’ concerns regarding traffic safety in order to make improvements through the SeeClickFix website at

Pedestrians: As a pedestrian, it is your responsibility to make yourself visible and avoid dangerous behavior and situations. It is important to realize that vehicles may not always stop. 

Bicyclists: Same road, same rules. Follow signs, obey traffic signals, ride with traffic and use lights at night. Don’t bike on sidewalks as it against the law. If you need to be on the sidewalk to get to your location, dismount and walk your bike until you can use the road again.  

Motorists: It is important for drivers to be aware of crossing pedestrians and bicyclists at all times, whether they are in marked or unmarked crosswalks. It is also the driver’s responsibility to maintain safe driving habits when driving through residential and school areas.

For more information, visit the Traffic Safety Committee’s page.


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