Pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers must share the roads safely

Updated February 06, 2020
Roseville’s miles of sidewalks, bike lanes, and roadways are shared by people walking, jogging, cycling and driving. As our city grows we continue to emphasize how to safely share these thoroughfares.    

Following two incidents in the past week, the City will be launching an awareness and education effort focusing on responsibilities of pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers this month that we encourage you to share on social media and with people in your household. 

Our Police Department continues to monitor safety, speed and distracted driving throughout the community. Enforcement efforts range from warnings to citations.  

Public Works continuously evaluates our roadways, sidewalks and bikeways. With that, two new flashing LED stop signs will be installed at the crosswalk on Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard near Parkside Way. Digital message signs will notify the public of this change. Until the LED signs arrive, traditional stop signs will be in place for a few weeks. These will be marked with orange flags to draw extra attention to them. 

Crossing guards help children and parents at locations around the city. Starting Tuesday, February 11, an additional crossing guard will be posted at the crosswalk on Woodcreek Oaks near Parkside to assist students coming home from school. Currently, a crossing guard is at this location on weekday mornings. We’re looking for more crossing guards. Consider applying online.
 
Learn more about Roseville’s long-standing Safe Routes to School program and how you and your school can participate. Visit roseville.ca.us/SafeRoutes.  

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Whether you're a driver or a pedestrian, all of us have a responsibility to travel safely. Help protect yourself and those around you. Check out these helpful tips.

Pedestrians
  • Make yourself visible: wear bright colored clothes and carry a flashlight if you are walking at night.
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  • Avoid dangerous behaviors: always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking), stay sober and make eye contact with drivers—don’t assume the driver can see you.

  • Stay off your phones, talking and especially texting distracts you from paying attention to your surroundings.

  • Look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections, obey traffic signals and watch for turning vehicles.

  • Look left-right-left before crossing a street.

Drivers
  • Don’t speed, follow the speed limit and never use your phone; always be cautious of your surroundings.

  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

  • Look out for pedestrians, especially in hard-to-see conditions such as at night or in bad weather.

  • Pedestrians have the right of way at any crosswalk or intersection, so yield and be prepared to stop.

  • Stop at the crosswalk stop line to give drivers in other lanes an opportunity to see and yield to pedestrians, too.

  • Be cautious when backing up—pedestrians, especially young children, can move across your path.


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