For those who wish to cycle in Oita Prefecture
Bicycles are vehicles. As such, cyclists must ride safely and most follow the rules of the road and stay on the left-side of the road while following all traffic laws and regulations.
If riding in a group, ride in single file. Do not ride side-by-side.
For your safety, always wear a helmet.
- When riding on footpaths where cyclists are allowed, continue slowly on the side closest to the road, and do not get in the way of pedestrians.
- Be assertive about using hand signals to show other vehicles when you are going to stop or change lanes.
- Do not overestimate your own endurance, and take frequent breaks. Rest at a Cycle Friendly spot whenever you feel tired.
- Riding at night increases the risk of accidents and other potentially dangerous trouble, so plan your cycling course accordingly. If you must cycle at night, always use a light.
For residents of Oita Prefecture
Please be considerate of cyclists while driving.
If you see a cyclist that has fallen down or is in trouble, please offer help if you can.
Feel free to offer words of encouragement to cyclists you pass by—they're sure to appreciate it!