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City Reminds Bicyclists How to Stay Safe

BICYCLEEUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene has a few reminders for bicyclists about staying safe on the road, now that we’re seeing warmer weather.

The city’s bike and pedestrian coordinator says if you haven’t used your bike recently, it’s a good idea to make sure the brakes are working and the tires are fully inflated.

Lee Shoemaker says it’s also law to have a light on your bike when you’re riding in the dark, and cyclists always have to stop at stop signs and stop lights.

“It seems simple, but follow the laws. One, you might be cited and even worse, you might be injured. So follow the laws,” Shoemaker said.

He says you also have to ride in the direction of traffic, even in a bike lane. Riding against traffic is one of the most dangerous things a cyclist can do.

Click here for Eugene and Springfield’s bike maps.

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