Tips for drivers and pedestrians to travel safely as winter approaches.

The time changed so you know what that means… commuting home in the dark! With darker, wetter weather now is the perfect time to take a refresher on safe commuting practices. At Go Redmond, we know that we’re all in this together, so fall is the perfect time to check in with your awareness of others- and yourself during your commute.

Do you know how visible you are? Check out a video Go Redmond made to demonstrate just how hard it can be to be seen:

Whether you are driving your carpool, walking to catch the bus, or riding your bicycle (brave you!), follow these tips and tricks to help you arrive to your destination safely!

When walking, please:

  • Wear light and reflective clothing to make it easier for drivers to see you
  • Cross at crosswalks
  • Utilize sidewalks and walkways whenever available-even in parking lots
  • Make eye contact with drivers before stepping into the street
  • Check each lane for oncoming or turning traffic before entering it

When biking, please:

  • Always wear a helmet to keep your head safe!
  • Follow the rules of the road and trail
  • Use correct lights. Check out these laws for biking in the State of Washington
  • Dress in layers to stay warm and dry

Check out our biking page for videos and tips

When driving, please:

  • Drive without distractions
  • Look twice for people walking and biking before turning
  • Slow down when approaching intersections
  • Drive more slowly in dark and inclement weather


Everyone is a pedestrian at some point during the day, even if it is just walking from the store to your car in the parking lot.  Sharing the responsibility to look out for one another will go a long way in making Redmond a safe and enjoyable place to walk, ride or share the drive.