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Walk Safely! Tips for Sharing Rockville’s Roads

Shadows of people walking on a crosswalk

Rockville is a great place to get around by all modes of transportation. People may drive to a park, bike to work, or walk or roll to a store.

Traffic safety is a shared responsibility. Just like drivers, people walking, rolling, and bicycling need to do their part to make traveling safer for everyone. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when walking or rolling:

Cross the street at an intersection or at a marked crosswalk.

When crossing the street where a motorist is waiting to make a right turn, do not assume the motorist sees you. While motorists must yield to people in crosswalks, in many cases they are looking for oncoming motor vehicle traffic from the other direction.

  • Walk — don’t run — across the street.
  • Always stop at the curb and look left, right and left again, before crossing the street.
  • Use the sidewalk whenever possible.

When walking or rolling on a shared-use path, stay to the right. This leaves space for joggers, bicyclists or other trail users to pass safely. It’s OK to walk or roll side-by-side with friends and family, but be sure not to block the entire pathway.

Find more tips for safe driving, biking and walking under “Resources” at

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