August 14, 2020 -- As the number of pedestrians and bicyclists on the roads increases, the Highland Park Police Department is taking steps to ensure the safety of all travelers in Highland Park. In response to concerns regarding the safety of pedestrians in the Central Business District, the Highland Park Police Department will conduct a bicycle traffic education and enforcement campaign over the next few weeks, beginning tomorrow, Friday, August 14. Individuals may expect to see officers on bicycles ensuring compliance with traffic laws.
Common bicycle riding violations include: failure to stop at stop signs and red lights, riding more than two-abreast on the roadway, and failing to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks or vehicles on the roadway.
Bicyclists are reminded to follow traffic laws while cycling in Highland Park, including:
- Stopping at stop signs and red lights
- Yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians and vehicles where permitted
- Signaling before passing pedestrians
- Indicating turns, stops, or decrease in speeds in accordance with state bicycle laws
- Riding no more than two abreast
For more information, please contact the Police Department non-emergency line at 847.433.7730.