Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 09, 2013

May is National Bike Safety Month!



BPD and ACHD work toward keeping our roads safe for everyone!

The Boise Police Department is posting daily cycling safety tips on the BPD Facebook page, including Boise bike ordinances to how to choose a properly fitting helmet to the safest way to cross an intersection. 

Ada County Bike Survey: You may notice people standing at intersections carrying clipboards and binoculars this month. Volunteers, working with the Ada County Highway District are using conducting a bicycle survey to be used in future transportation planning. You can access a map with the designated volunteer locations by clicking here. The survey will take place during the month of May. You are most likely to see volunteers at these locations Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Give tyhem a wave as they are volunteering to make our roads safer!

Click here for educational videos produced by the Boise Police Department on bike safety and the rules of the road for cyclists.

You can download a BPD pamphlet specific to Boise City bike ordinances: Boise Bike Rules and Tips.

For bicycle riders and motorists May is a month to raise awareness of bicycle safety and remind ourselves that it only takes a few extra moments to watch out for the other guy!

Here's to safe cycling!