Biking Safely

Bicycling Tips for Commuters

What bicyclists should know about sharing the road and commuting safely:

  • Remember to plan your bike route by first driving it
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Maintain and inspect your bike before every trip
  • Dress suitably at night and in bad weather
  • Carry drinking water and a mobile phone
  • Wear a correctly fitted bicycle helmet
  • Use a front and rear bicycle light at night
  • Take your place in traffic
  • Ride predictably and visibly
  • Know and follow all traffic laws

For more rules and tips, Visit the Ozark Greenways website for safety and education.

How to Commute Long Distances by Bike

Commuting long distances are not an issue for people willing to combine a bicycle trip with public transit. The Bus of City Utilities has bike racks on all buses. Loading your bike is easy with a step-by-step guide on their website. Simply ride to a bus stop, load your bike on an easy-to-use bus bike rack, and continue the next leg of your commute. In May, the Transit area participates the Bike, Bus and Walk Week. Free rides are available to bike riders who wish to incorporate the bus into their commute.