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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Safety First When Riding Bikes and Scooters

Bike Riding

A great way to exercise and enjoy the beauty of nature is to ride your bike or scooter along one of the many paved paths in city parks. However, it’s important to keep in mind your own safety and the safety of others when sharing park paths. 

Use Your Head, Wear a Helmet

In the City of Creve Coeur, every person riding on a bicycle or motorized bicycle or using in-line skates, roller skates, a skateboard, a scooter, or a similar wheeled device on a public roadway, public bicycle path or other public rights-of-way shall wear a bicycle helmet, as per City Ordinance 370.130.

Helmets are the number one way to protect against traumatic head injury during a bicycling or scooter accident. Helmets are designed to absorb the force of a fall, acting as a protective barrier between the ground and your skull. Studies have repeatedly shown that, of those who experience a cycling accident, individuals who wore a helmet typically had less severe injuries and shorter hospital stays than those who did not wear a helmet. 

Safety Tips When Sharing the Path

  • When riding a bike or scooter, be courteous and slow down when passing others to reduce the chance of accidental injuries.
  • When walking, stay to the right side of the path to allow others room to pass you safely on your left.
  • Be aware of your surroundings—if you are listening to music, leave one earbud out so you can hear and communicate with others passing by.

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