PAL: Safety on Our Streets
As more people go on Arlington's Car-Free Diet, there are more cyclists and walkers sharing the street with drivers. Whether you're on two feet, two wheels or four wheels, everyone needs to be a PAL to safely share the streets.
Being a PAL means being:
- Predictable - travel in a predictable way; don't make sudden unexpected moves
- Alert - pay attention to your surrounds and to others
- Lawful - obey traffic laws, whether in a car, on a bike, or on foot
If you'd like to help us spread the word, we've made it easy for you to share our PAL messaging with our handy toolkit.
Click to enlarge this street scene as a low resolution image (JPEG, 1 MB), or as a high resolution PDF (PDF, 4.6 MB, Adobe Reader required). It illustrates some useful safety and courtesy tips for walking, cycling and driving. Spanish version (PDF, 3.2 MB, Adobe Reader required).
Be PAL video:
BikeArlington PSA - Don't Run Red Lights!
Here is an excellent short video on how to avoid the dreaded right hook--when biking and driving:
This video explains how to keep bicyclists safe from being "doored:"