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What is “BikeSafe”?

BikeSafe is a bicycle safety campaign designed to educate the Thousand Oaks community about good riding and driving practices that help keep everyone safe on the road. The campaign focuses on youth and adult cyclists, with an emphasis on the importance of riding with the traffic not against it.

How can I benefit from this campaign?

  1. Watch for new bike-friendly route maps with great safety tips in English and Spanish.
  2. Watch for BikeSafe materials and information at community events.
  3. Add this Web site to your Favorites list and check back for updates.

Download these safety brochures for more information!

Youth Brochure - English | Spanish
Adult Brochure -  English | Spanish

2023 Bikeway Map

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Download the 2023 Existing Bikeway PDF here.

 Popular Bike Safe Links

2022 Active Transportation Plan

The City of Thousand Oaks has an Active Transportation Plan that maps out streets, recent improvements, and future improvements for sidewalks, bike lanes, and bike routes throughout the City.

Click here to view the 2022 Active Transportation Program Application.

Click here to view the 2019 Active Transportation Plan. 

Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP)

The City of Thousand Oaks has a Local Road Safety Plan that provides a long-term plan to improve traffic safety Citywide.  Click here to view the LRSP. 

“Sharrows”

What is a “sharrow”?

A sharrow is a road lane marking that shows a stencil of a bicycle with two chevron markings above it. The purpose of a sharrow is to remind residents to share the road when driving or riding in Thousand Oaks. It's designed for use in areas too narrow for a separate bike lane. Sharrows are about 3 feet wide and 10 feet long. The California Department of Transportation officially adopted the design in 2005. Thousand Oaks began stenciling sharrows in September 2008.

Sharrows have several applications in improving safety for cyclists and motorists:

  • Sharrows tend to keep bicyclists from riding too close to parked vehicles,
    which puts them at risk for unexpected opening car doors.
  • With sharrows on the road, motorists tend to give more space to bicyclists
    that they pass.
  • Sharrows help reduce wrong-way riding by bicyclists.
  • They help decrease aggressive bicycle-car interactions.
  • They can help reduce the level of pedestrian-to-bicycle conflicts on sidewalks.

Local Cycling Organizations and Events 

Check local Cycling Organizations Websites for event info:

Contact

For more information on bicycle safety or the BikeSafe campaign contact:

Mark Bueno

mbueno@toaks.org

(805) 449-2416