Berkeley Lab

Bicycle and Traffic Safety

Helmeted bicyclist shows how to set up and signal for a left turn on a city street

Take a turn toward safer cycling

The Lab site is a rewarding place to ride, but one’s skills and equipment must be up to par.

Skills + Maintenance + Protective Gear + Alertness = Safety

•  Watch your speed when descending our steep hills. . For cars and bikes alike the speed limit is 15 mph — or lower where posted — throughout the Lab site.
•  Check your bicycle’s brakes and general mechanical condition before riding.
•  Always wear a helmet (unconditionally required when riding on LBNL premises).

Exploring Further

Resources to help make bicycling safe and enjoyable include
•  Get in touch with the Lab’s Bicycle Coalition.
•  Learn how to ride safely on city streets from Bike East Bay.
•  Learn more about bicycling and other ways to beat the commute at the Lab.