Bikes are legally vehicles and must follow the same rules of the road as motor vehicles, including following all traffic signs and signals and riding with the flow of traffic.
Rules of the Road
Bikes are legally vehicles, and riders have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers. All state and local laws pertaining to bicycles will be enforced on campus, in addition to Georgia Tech policy.
Obey all traffic signs and signals
Stop at all stop signs and red lights
Ride on the road in the same direction as motor vehicle traffic; do not ride on the sidewalk
Bikes may utilize the vehicular traffic lane, when appropriate
Yield to pedestrians; on a shared path, slow down, announce your presence, pass on the left, and allow at least three feet of clearance
All bikes must have front and rear lights visible from 300 feet in low light
On campus, bikes may only be locked to bike racks
Campus bike racks are for short-term parking; bikes left for extended periods will be tagged and removed per campus policy
For more information regarding the rights and responsibilities of riders in Georgia, please consult the Bicyclist Pocket Guide from Georgia Bikes.