We all want to be safe. That means watching out for one another.

Sidewalks are paved for walkers, not bicyclists. It can be dangerous to ride through crowds of pedestrians on busy sidewalks, so don't do it.

This is a City of Minneapolis law, not just a University rule. "No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district ..." The University of Minnesota Police will write out citations for bicyclists riding on the sidewalks, so be aware.

Feel free to walk your bike on any sidewalk around campus. When riding, use bike lanes and be cautious and courteous around pedestrians. Make their day — as well as yours.

Safety Tips

  • Never ride on campus sidewalks (unless designated as a bike lane with pavement markings).
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Always ride with traffic. On bike lanes, watch for designated areas to dismount and walk your bike.
  • Use headlights and reflectors at night. They are required by Minnesota law.

Helmets & Headlights

Learn about Helmets and Headlights!