Rules of the Road

Staying safe on Vermont's roads, paths, and sidewalks starts with understanding the rules of the road. Local Motion provides this resource to make sure that you stay informed, and stay safe.

Give Some Love, Get Some Love: Safety is a Two-Way Street.

That's the motto of the Safe Streets Network.

We've been working since 2008 to build a culture of respect on Vermont's streets and roads. Our brochure lays out the rules of the road for people walking, biking, and driving in clear, straightforward language - making it easy to do the right thing!

Check out our "Give Some Love" brochure

Vermont Walk & Bike Laws

Know your walking and biking laws in the state of Vermont!

Local Motion offers a summary of the rights and responsibilities of bicyclists in Vermont.

Want to learn more? Click here for more information about Vermont laws

Trail Etiquette

Vermont has many different types of trails -- hiking trails, mountain biking trails, equestrian trails, and shared-use trails.  Help us keep our trails in good shape and respectful places by following the following etiquette.

Shared-use Trails:

  • Ride, walk and inline skate on the right side of the path (unless otherwise posted)
  • Ring a bell or say "passing on your left" when passing
  • Obey all traffic laws and signs
  • When bicycling, signal your turns by using your arms
  • When running, walking or bicycling side-by-side, be alert for other path users and get in single file when others approach
  • Wear a helmet when biking, inline skating or skateboarding -- it's not the law in Vermont but it makes good sense!

Hiking Trails:

Equestrian Trails: