Walking and Biking Tips

Oxford is a small town and is suitably compact for all residents to walk and ride bicycles around town. The City of Oxford continues to make improvements to transportation infrastructure, so the network of sidewalks and bike facilities connect seamlessly. We have prepared several pointers for you to make safe and enjoyable decisions while walking and biking throughout the community.

Walking Tips

  1. Walk on sidewalks and use crosswalks when they are available.
  2. Obey traffic lights and signals.
  3. Look both ways before crossing streets and exercise caution. Distractions can cause injuries to either you or someone else.
  4. It is your right. Pedestrians have the right when walking in the crosswalk.
  5. Use caution when crossing intersections when there is no marked crosswalk.

Biking Tips

  1. Obey traffic lights, signage, and signals.
  2. Look both ways before crossing intersections.
  3. Be predicable, give warning before making changes.
  4. See and be seen.
  5. Wear a helmet for protection.
  6. Use bike lanes when there are available. Enjoy the bike lanes and bike paths. Yield to pedestrians, Bicyclists can use sidewalks with care (except in Uptown), but must yield to pedestrians. Be cautious of your surroundings.
  7. Keep your bike in good condition, including brakes, lights, and reflectors.
  8. You must have reflectors when riding in the dark.
  9. Useful links:
    a. ODOT: Cycling smart guide
    b. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    c. League of American Bicyclists
    d. Miami University Bicycle Safety Tips