Test Your Street Smarts: How Bicycle-savvy Are You?

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 121

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Bicycle Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge of bicycle safety before navigating Chicago's paths and roads. Information comes from the Chicago Department of Transportation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You should always ride your bike
    • A. 

      Against traffic (in the left lane)

    • B. 

      With traffic (in the right lane)

  • 2. 
    True or False: It's safer to ride close to traffic and farther from the curb.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Illinois law says that in traffic no more than _________ cyclist(s) may ride side-by-side.
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 4. 
    At a right turn on red or stop sign the law says you must:
    • A. 

      Yield to oncoming traffic

    • B. 

      Slow down

    • C. 

      Stop

    • D. 

      Look both ways

  • 5. 
    If you're the victim or witness in a collision:
    • A. 

      Call 911

    • B. 

      Get name, address, phone number, license and insurance information from the driver

    • C. 

      Get the police report number from police

    • D. 

      Write down how the crash happened and photograph any damaged clothes or equipment

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    At night, Illinois law requires:
    • A. 

      Cyclists to wear bright or light colored clothing

    • B. 

      A white front light visible from 500 feet

    • C. 

      A back reflector or light visible from 100 to 600 feet

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 7. 
    True or False: When it starts to rain you should hurry home to beat the worst of the weather.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    According to Chicago law, you may only ride your bike on the sidewalk if:
    • A. 

      You are 11 years old or younger or it's marked as a bike route

    • B. 

      There is no designated bike lane

    • C. 

      The sidewalk is wide enough to accommodate a cyclist and two pedestrians

    • D. 

      Pigs fly. You can never legally bike on a sidewalk.

  • 9. 
    True or False: It is illegal to ride a bike the wrong way down a one-way street.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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