Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
|Motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians all need to follow the rules of the road. The Police Department continually enforces area speed limits, pedestrian crosswalks, and bicycle violations. The Police Department hopes this enforcement will raise the awareness of motorists so they are more mindful of residents who walk, jog, and cycle through the Village. The Police Department wants residents who utilize Village streets to remember:
- Keep your eyes open for pedestrians walking on interior Village streets.
- Remember to yield to pedestrians attempting to cross a roadway in a marked crosswalk.
- Yield to cyclists as you would to any other vehicle as they must also adhere to the same traffic laws as you do.
- Be aware of posted speed limit signs within the Village. The speed limit on all interior Village streets is 25 mph.
- Wear reflective and bright colored clothing so that motorists are able to see you.
- Cyclists must adhere to the same traffic rules and regulations as a motor vehicle, that means stopping at stop signs and yielding at yield signs.
- Do not ride in packs on interior streets. Riding in packs crowd streets and creates a safety hazard for both cyclists and motorists.
- Utilize the newly constructed bike lanes on Lake Drive, Brown Deer Road, and Pt. Washington Road.
- Don't assume drivers can see you, always walk on the left side of the road or utilize the sidewalk if available. This way motorists will not be approaching you from behind.
- Make eye contact with drivers if possible.
- Wear reflective clothing or lights if walking at dusk or night. Drivers cannot avoid what they can't see.
- Yield to motorists when crossing a street or road without a crosswalk. Always utilize a crosswalk if available.