In the U.S., few people walk or ride bikes. It is very important that you pay attention yourself. If you do not, you can get into a very serious or fatal accident. Please be careful since these accidents can happen very easily.

When walking:

  • Always walk on the sidewalk. Against traffic.
  • Walk on the shoulder of the road, if there is no sidewalk.
  • Use crosswalks and do not walk on streets.
  • Do not walk on I90/94 or the Highway 12 Bypass it is illegal.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Do not try to waive down cars and use them as cabs.

 

When riding your bike:

  • Obey all traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Do not ride on the sidewalk. Unless on US 12/Wisconsin Dells Parkway where no bike lane is available.
  • Do not ride against the direction of traffic.
  • Ride on the far right-hand side of the road.
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing – especially at night.
  • Use bike lanes or multi-use paths when available.
  • You must use lights and reflectors when riding at night.
  • Pay close attention to pedestrians.
  • Be aware of auto drivers’ rights to turn right on red light.
  • WEAR A HELMET!

Bicycle safety websites:

www.bicyclesafe.com

www.nhsta.gov

 

Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells Bike Safety Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbPe4Itaoag

 

Taxis:
If you do use a taxi make sure you know where you are going and when you get into a taxi, check in the front of the dashboard for an ID card of the driver with a picture and a meter which tells you how much you are being charged per minute or mile. If you do not see an ID card and a meter leave the taxi immediately.