Cycling is an easy and economical way to get around town. There are a few things you should know about riding a bike in New Haven.
Protect against theft:
- An inexpensive, used bicycle is less likely to attract thieves.
- Always lock your bike (both the wheels and the frame) using a “D” lock (pictured above).
- Be aware of areas where it is prohibited to lock a bike such as handicap access ramps, building entrances, stair railings.
- Register your bike with the Yale Police to aid in recovery in case of theft.
- Visit Yale’s Transportation Options page for more information on safe cycling in New Haven.
- Children under age 15 are required by law to wear a helmet. It’s a good idea for adults to wear a helmet, too!
- Ride with the flow of traffic. Bikes should follow the same rules of the road as cars.
- When cycling at night, use a light on the front and rear of your bike and wear reflective clothing.
- Use bike lanes where available.
Biking in New Haven