625 ILCS 5/11-1502: Traffic Laws apply to persons riding bicycles. Every person riding a bicycle upon a highway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle.
Safety tips you should know:
*Bicyclists are required to travel in the same direction as vehicles.
*Bicyclists should travel just to the right of faster moving vehicles. However, certain hazards, such as rough surfaces, debris, drainage grates or a narrow traffic lane, may require bike riders to move toward the center of the lane.
*Drivers must yield the right of way to a bicyclist just as they would another vehicle.
*When passing a bicyclist do so slowly and leave at least 3 feet of passing space.
*When following a bicyclist, give them plenty of room and be prepared to stop quickly.
*Use extra caution during rainy and icy weather. At night do not use high beams when you see an oncoming bicycle rider.
*If a motorist is turning right and a bicyclist is approaching on the right, let the bicyclist go through the intersection first before making a right turn, remember to always signal your turns.
*For more safety tips, visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com
While on Campus, remember to secure your bike on a bike rack conveniently located at these and other locations on campus:
*Fine Arts Building
Please refrain from using poles or other stationary areas not designed for bikes to avoid impeding upon pedestrian access and to avoid confiscation or impoundment.
*For a more detailed location of bicycle racks please see campus map.
Bike Theft Prevention
*Never leave your bike unlocked even for a minute. Take your time to make sure that
your bike is properly secured.
*Don’t park your bike in the same location all the time. This allows thieves to target
*Don’t park your bike in dark and less-traveled area.
*Use a U-lock instead of a cable lock. The U-locks are solid steel and are very
difficult to cut.
*Don’t secure your bike with a cheap lock.
*Always secure your bike on a bike rack. Secure both wheel and frame.
*Report any suspicious people loitering around bike racks.
*Remove adjustable bicycle seats. “Why would anyone want to steal a bicycle seat?”
The answer is to sell to someone who has a bicycle without a seat! It's an ugly cycle.
*It is a good idea to engrave identifying markings on anything removable to aid in
recovery, but better is to secure your bicycle parts so that they can not be removed
*To protect wheels, always lock them with a strong lock.
Remember if it can be removed, it can be STOLEN!