Do you know the law?

Know the law before hitting the road

Did you know that people riding bikes have almost all the same rights and responsibilities for using the road as people driving cars? Did you know that pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks? Cars are supposed to stop! Did you know that the Cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette require vehicles to leave 3 feet clear when passing people on bikes? Be sure to review these state and local laws and ordinances.

Indiana Bicycle Laws

Lafayette 3-Feet Safe Passing Ordinance

West Lafayette Overtaking Bicyclists Ordinance

West Lafayette Bicycles Ordinance

West Lafayette Pedestrians Ordinance

West Lafayette Streets & Sidewalks Ordinance

Bike/Walk News

Journal & Courier article on Lafayette’s Bike Culture

Mar 14, 2017

Two years after a crash galvanized the cycling community, things are coming together on safety, traffic planning Two springs ago, in June 2015, scores of cyclists took over Harrison Bridge for about 10 hours one Saturday, riding a loop that spread from Sixth Street on the Lafayette side of the Wabash River to Salisbury Street […]


Lafayette is located at 40°24′38″N 86°52′29″W (40.410585, -86.874681)[16] and lies in Fairfield and Wea Townships. Elevation at the court house is 550 feet (168 m), but city elevations range from a little over 500 feet (150 m) at the Wabash River to approximately 700 feet (210 m) in the areas of Murdock Park and Columbian Park.

According to the 2010 census, Lafayette has a total area of 27.74 square miles (71.85 km2), all land.

Source: Wikipedia