City of Spokane. Children over the age of one, and all adults riding anything on wheels are required by law to wear a helmet.
Spokane County. Children
between ages 3 and 16 are required by law to wear helmets when riding
anything with wheels—bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc.
Bicyclists are treated the same as motorists. They can use the roads just like a vehicle, but they have to follow the same rules as a vehicle.
When riding, obey all of the traffic laws. Follow the same direction of traffic as the flow of traffic. (Teresa Fuller, Spokane Police Department, KHQ-6 TV, June 20, 2012)
Motorists. Leave at least 3 feet between you and a bicyclist.
In 2014, the rate of motor vehicle collisions involving a pedestrian or bicycle was 56 per 100,000 population in Spokane County. This was significantly higher than Washington state (49 per 100,000). The likelihood of being involved in a bike or pedestrian collision decreased as the age of the cyclist or pedestrian increased and was more likely among males. (Spokane Counts 2015 report, Spokane Regional Health District)