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Did You Know?

Only 0.7 percent of federal transportation funds are spent on improving pedestrian facilities.

Choosing a route

The best biking route is often very different from the best driving route. Follow these tips to plan out a safer, more effective route for bicycling.

  • Plan your route using a bicycle map of your community, if available.
  • Ride on streets with bike lanes and enough room to ride outside of the “door zone” when riding alongside parallel parked cars.
  • Consider riding on residential streets when starting out, even if they take you a bit out of the way.
  • Cross major streets at traffic signals.

Want to learn more? Feel free to print out our Everyday Biking Guide.