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Watch for leaves on the pavement


Red leaves on wet pavementThe leaves are beginning to turn and the weather no longer feels like summer.

There are easy precautions to make enjoying autumnal beauty on foot or bike a safe experience:  

  • Wear bright clothing.
  • If you're biking, slow down.
  • Be especially careful when turning: wet leaves can be very slick.
  • Always have your bike lights with you. Consider using a blinky light or reflectors when walking
  • If you're biking, please wear a bike helmet and secure it well.

See this page for more biking tips in wet and dark conditions. The AARP has five helpful driving tips for autumn.

Photo courtesy of Wayne Marshall


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