Korea Biking Rules

Seoul is a busy city! People, dogs, taxis, buses, cars and bikes are everywhere! We want you to have fun and be safe at the same time. Under Korea law, bicyclists have all the rights and are subject to all the duties applicable to motor vehicles drivers. This includes obeying all traffic signals, regulating signs and pavement markings. Bicycle riding is permitted on arterial and local streets throughout the City even though no designated route may exist. Bicycle riding is prohibited on the roadways of certain bridges, expressways and highways. 


In order to ride safely and carefully, here are the KOREA Biking Rules that must be observed:

⛔GEAR (what you should and shouldn’t use)

  • Wear a helmet.

  • Use front and rear lights when traveling after dusk.

  • Don’t wear more than one earphone – it’s best to use none.



  • Ride with the traffic, not against it.

  • Ride on the street, not the sidewalk (except for children 12 or younger).

  • Use marked bike lanes or paths whenever possible.

  • Stay off expressways.

  • Avoid riding in drivers’ blind spots.

  • Leave extra room riding near buses, trucks, and parked cars.

  • Don’t weave in and out of traffic.



  • Ride predictably and carefully.

  • Yield to pedestrians.

  • Obey all traffic signals, signs and pavement markings.

  • Be seen and be heard.

  • Make eye contact with drivers and pedestrians when riding through intersections.

  • Use hand signals before you turn or change lanes.

  • Don’t text or talk on the phone while riding.

  • Don’t drink and ride.


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