Biking is a great way to help yourself and help the planet. Palm Springs has an extensive network of bike lanes and routes in and around the City to help you have a safe and enjoyable trip to your destination.
Do your part to stay safe on your ride by following the safety tips included on the bike map and watching the public safety announcements below. In Palm Springs, it is particularly important to be seen while riding. Bright sun and our dark skies can both affect drivers' ability to see you. Wear reflective clothing, use bike lights, obey lane and traffic signals, and always wear a helmet!
Check out our Public Service Announcements on Bike Safety in Palm Springs:
Below is a description of some of the different types of bike lanes you might see as you ride.
Class I – Bicycle Path provides a separated right of way for the exclusive use of bicycles and pedestrians, in which motorized vehicles are prohibited and crossings by pedestrians and automobiles are minimized.
Class II – Bicycle Lane is a paved, on-road bikeway that separates bicyclists from vehicle traffic by a striped lane dedicated for one-way bicycle travel.
Class III – Bicycle Route indicates a preferred route for bicycle travel that is shared with motor vehicles. It should follow roadways where traffic is relatively light and potential conflicts between bicycles and vehicles can be minimized. Bicycle routes must be indicated with signs. Street markings and traffic calming devices and barriers, which route vehicle traffic but allow bicycles to pass through, are also allowed as part of a Class III.
For additional information on biking: