After a year of the pandemic, more and more people are returning to work in the TMC. This means navigating fellow commuters, pedestrians, bicyclists and others for the first time in many months. It’s important to keep safety in mind. Here are a few safety tips from Baylor’s security office.
- Bicyclists must obey traffic laws, including stopping at stop signs and traffic signals, yielding to pedestrians when required and riding in the direction of traffic. See more information on bicycle laws and safety:
TxDot bike laws
Bike Texas organization
- Riding bicycles or stand-up scooters is not allowed inside Baylor buildings.
- Whether you are on a bike or automobile, watch your speed in the Texas Medical Center where there are a lot of pedestrians, and remember that pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk. Watch for Metro trains as well.
- Pedestrians should always use a crosswalk when crossing a street. Do not text and walk!
- At intersections where traffic officers are in place, follow their direction before proceeding through the intersection, whether on foot, in a car or on a bike.
- There have been two vehicle thefts in TMC garages 6 and 10 over the last several months, so it’s also important to be aware of security and safety in parking locations. When parking your vehicle in a garage or surface lot, remember to lock your vehicle, take your keys and do not leave any personal belongings in sight in your vehicle. Be aware of your surroundings, and do not let anyone trail you into a garage or parking lot without gaining their own entry by swiping in or taking a chip or ticket.
- Be aware of your surroundings on foot, in a car or on a bike. If you see suspicious activity, report it to Baylor security at 713-798-3000.