Safe Streets & Trails

Safe streets are everyone’s responsibility - please, share the road

 Drive Safe

  • Our first responders are stretched right now, please do not cause traffic collisions. We are all responsible for street safety. Our actions can affect others, most collisions are preventable!
  • Obey all traffic laws
    • Drive at or under the speed limit. One in four fatal crashes is due to at least one driver speeding.
    • Stop at all stop signs and for red lights. DO NOT run red lights.
    • Pay attention, put the phone away, IT CAN WAIT.
    • Look and yield for people walking or cycling at all intersections and crossings, every intersection is a legal crossing.
    • Right turns - Do not make a right turn when cyclists are approaching in the bike lane.
    • Left turns - Check for through cyclists when making a left turn at intersections.
    • Give cyclists at least 3’ of clearance or change to pass,
    • Change lanes with care.
  • Be courteous and kind to others on the shared roadway

 Ride and Walk Safe


  • Avoid wearing both earbuds while cycling, be able to hear your surroundings.
  • Check your surroundings when walking or riding

BE VISIBLE while walking, jogging, and cycling

  • Day or night - Use a white headlight, a red rear light, and reflectors, especially when walking or riding at dusk or nighttime. 
  • Day time - wear bright clothing that is a contrast to your surroundings.
  • Night-time - wear reflective clothing, leg bands, or other reflective gear on your body or bicycle.
  • Wear a helmet and be sure it fits comfortably and securely. Helmets should be replaced every three to five years and be stored properly. Consider wearing a brightly colored helmet.

Street Cycling Tips - In Broomfield there are over 90 miles of on-street bike lanes in Broomfield and miles of low-stress neighborhood streets. In addition to the safety tips above, there are some key rules to remember when bicycling on the roads along with traffic.

  • Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Bicycles are considered vehicles by law and should follow all traffic laws signs and signals.
  • For your safety, don’t jump a green light, check for red-light runners.
  • Always ride with the flow of traffic
    • Stay to the right side of the road as much as possible, unless there are obstacles or you are turning left.
  • Use hand signals to indicate turns, lane changes, and stops.
  • At intersections, you may take the lane when it is safe to do so (bicycles are considered vehicles). This helps drivers understand your intentions as a cyclist.
  • Remember that pedestrians always have the right of way within crosswalks, and on paths and sidewalks. Bicyclists must always yield to pedestrians.
  • Do not bicycle two (or more) abreast when vehicles are present. Ride single file to allow for vehicles to safely pass.

 Safely Share our Trails

  • Stay to the right
    • When walking or cycling, stay on the right side of the trail moving with the flow of traffic, except to pass.
  • Pass safely
    • Always pass other trails users on the left. When bicycling, always slow down and notify other trail users before passing.
  • Do not block the path when walking or cycling
    • Groups of people walking, jogging and cycling should be in single-file when other users are present or leave at least half of the trail open for passing.
  • Be alert
    • All trail users should avoid wearing both earbuds or listening to loud music, be alert to your surroundings to be able to hear other users of the path or trail.
    • Bicyclists are to alert others of their presence and use safe speeds while in narrow trail areas, underpasses, and where visibility is limited to on-coming users.
  • Protect our open spaces
    • All users should stay on existing trails and avoid creating new trails or causing damage to the surrounding landscape.
  • Bicyclists are to alert others of their presence and use safe speeds while in narrow trail areas, underpasses, and where visibility is limited to on-coming users.
  • When walking your dogs on leash, keep them close to you and do not block the trail for other users.

Contact Us


    Sarah Grant

    Transportation Manager

    Tom Schomer

    Traffic Engineer

    Lisa Sacker

    Administrative Coordinator - Transportation