Bicycle safety 

When riding a bicycle to school or in their neighborhood, children should follow these safety rules:


  • Choose a safe cycling route to school. Stay away from high traffic routes and fast-moving vehicles. Watch for other vehicles sharing the roadway.
  • Wear a helmet every time you ride your bike. Wear bright, reflective clothing that will help others see you in the roadway or on the sidewalk.
  • Always obey the same traffic laws as other vehicles do when traveling on a roadway. Travel with the flow of traffic when traveling on a roadway and always use the proper hand signals to indicate turns and stops.
  • When riding through an intersection, look left, right, and left again and only continue through when it is safe to do so.
  • When riding on the sidewalk, yield to pedestrians and always be careful when riding near other children.
  • Don’t ride a bicycle after dark unless it is equipped with an adequate lighting system that can be seen by other vehicles.


For more information, contact School Safety and Security at (773) 553-3030.

Page Last Modified on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Contact information

School Safety and Security
125 South Clark Street
15th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-3030
Fax: (773) 553-3050