Safety

When cyclists must wear a reflective vest and a helmet?

During daylight hours cyclicts driving roadway must wear a safe jacket with reflective elements or there must burn white light lamp in the front of the bike and red lamp at the back. This requirement applies only when riding on roadway. There‘s no need to wear reflective vests or switch on lights while riding on cycling paths, roadside or pavement. Cyclicng on the road during the hours of darkness or in poor visibility, the white light lamp mus burn on the front and red lamp on the back, cyclist must wear a safe jacket with reflective elements.
While riding roadway, cyclists under 18 years old must be worn and wear helmets, older than 18 years is only recommended to wear helmets.
As it is proper safety practice, bikes are regularly serviced to ensure they are fit for their intended use at all times. “Cyclocity Vilnius“ bicycle to meets all the road traffic requirements – has orange light reflectors mounted on the wheel spokes and constantly burning lamp (a white one in front of the bike and a red one in the back). However, riding a „Cyclocity Vilnius“ bike please remain alert, protect yourself and others, and do not forget to follow road traffic rules.

Here are some recommendations and helpful tips to travel comfortable and safely in the city:

  • Take the time to adjust the bike’s saddle height for greater comfort and stability;
  • Check the brakes, tyres and lights;
  • Adjust your speed to the weather conditions;
  • For greater visibility at night, wear reflective clothing;
  • Do not carry a passenger: the bike was designed to carry one person only.

Your responsibility:

  • You are responsible for your bike. Be sure to comply with the conditions of use;
  • The bicycle is designed for users aged 14 and over (minimum height: 1.50 m);
  • When returning a bike, be sure to attach it firmly to its stand.
  • Use the anti-theft device if you make a short stop.
  • You have a maximum of 24 hours to return the bike. After this period, the deposit will be debited from your bank account.
  • Never lend your bike or subscriber card to anyone else (you are personally responsible for complying with General conditions of access and use the service);
  • Make sure you have third party liability insurance, which is mandatory in order to use the service.

Here are some road traffic rules, which will ensure the security of your journey:

  • Respect the signs: red lights, one-way streets, stop signs, etc.;
  • Respect pedestrians: don‘t ride a bike on the pavement and slow down when approaching a pedestrian crossing;
  • Use the cycle paths;
  • Cycle in single file when riding in a group;
  • Use arm signals to indicate a change of direction;
  • Beware of people suddenly opening car doors;
  • Do not overtake big vehicles on the right;
  • Cycle on the right-hand side of the road. For the sake of everyone’s safety, you must respect this rule outside of the designated cycle paths.