Walk-Bike Nassau
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The mission of Walk-Bike Nassau is to raise awareness, provide education, and empower residents and community leaders in Nassau County to increase health and safety while walking and biking. 

This is the first county-wide health and safety event focused on pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities. Walk-Bike Nassau will bring together health professionals, educators, law enforcement, community leaders, church groups, traffic safety professionals, non-profits, and advocates to engage with the public for this free event. 

Why Walk-Bike Nassau?


In 2017, Nassau County had the third highest number of pedestrian fatalities in New York State after New York City and neighboring Suffolk County. The Nassau County Traffic Safety Board, which is charged with reducing the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from motor vehicle crashes, is undertaking a campaign to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in Nassau County. Walk-Bike Nassau will be the first event of its kind to address pedestrian fatality rates while increasing health and safety.


The New York State Departments of Transportation and Health have teamed up with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee on a first-of-its-kind pedestrian safety campaign in New York State. It provides a

$110 million, five-year commitment to improving pedestrian safety across Upstate New York and Long Island through

the Three Es –

Engineering, Enforcement and Education.


Share Pedestrian Safety Laws from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee 

What’s the best way to use a pedestrian traffic signal?

A pedestrian has the right of way when the pedestrian signal shows a steady “Walk” sign or person symbol.

--Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
Who has the right of way when a car is pulling into or out of traffic across a sidewalk?

Pedestrians do. The driver of a vehicle emerging from or entering an alleyway, building, private road or driveway must yield the right of way to any pedestrian approaching on any sidewalk or road shoulder.

What should a pedestrian do if there isn’t a marked crosswalk?

If there are no crosswalks, the safest place for pedestrians to cross the road is at an intersection. Motorists have the right of way at all locations other than intersections and marked crosswalks.

--Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
--Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee

Share Pedestrian Safety Laws from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee 

Bicyclists must obey all traffic signals, signs and 
pavement markings.

Bicyclists who violate the law are  subject to traffic tickets. Parents can be held responsiblefor violations by their minor children.

--NY State Bicycle Safety Laws
Bicyclists are required to follow the same laws and rules of the road as motorists. 

This includes riding on the right side of the road as well as obeying traffic signs and signals. 

If there is a usable bicycle lane, the bicyclist must use it.

If there is no lane or it is unusable due to parked cars or other hazards, the bicyclist may ride either on the right shoulder, or near the right edge or curb of the roadway. A bicyclist may move further left to turn left but the bicyclist must avoid undue interference with other traffic.

--NY State Bicycle Safety Laws
--NY State Bicycle Safety Laws

Executive Director of the

New York Coalition for Transportation Safety


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