Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Bicycle and Pedestrian Crosswalk Signal Light

Bike Safe, Walk Safe

This course provides faculty, staff and students with an overview of state and local laws regarding bicycling and walking. The course is designed to highlight situations that the user will encounter in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), as well as pertinent information for bicycle commuters to the TMC. With safety as our number one priority, this course is designed for everyone regardless of how you commute around the TMC. You’re guaranteed to learn something in this short informative class. Class sessions may be from 10 to 30 minutes.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course attendees will be able to:

  • Know what laws are applicable to pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Discuss some of the top hazards cyclist need to be alert for
  • Learn proper locking techniques for your bike
  • Learn about resources and advocacy groups in the Houston area

Watch Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Video Playlist

Playlist Video 1: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Bike Riding Safety
Playlist Video 2: Rice University - Bike Safety at Rice University

Institutional Resources

Register your Bicycle

Complete the for linked above to request access to the MD Anderson bike centers. UTHealth Medical School occupants have automatic access to the Medical School bike storage facility.
Houston BCycle – Discounts available for MD Anderson and UTHealth students and employees 

Safety Resources

Drive Kind Ride Kind – Resources from the Texas Department of Transportation 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -Bicycle safety portal 
TXDOT and METRO pedestrian safety tips 
Houston Safe Passing Ordinance

Commuting Resources

Google Maps – use the bicycle route planning feature 
Bike Houston – non-profit advocacy group offering maps and other resources 
METRO – tips for bringing your bike on the METRO 
League of American Bicyclists – Bike security, commuting tips and guidance 
Health benefits of cycling 
UT Police Bike Safety Flyerpdf-icon

Additional Resources

Houston’s Bike Plan