AS A CYCLIST, YOU MUST SHARE THE ROAD WITH OTHERS (E.G. CARS, BUSES, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES. UNDER THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT (HTA), A BICYCLE IS A VEHICLE, JUST LIKE A CAR OR TRUCK. CYCLISTS MUST OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS AND HAVE THE SAME RESPONSIBILITIES AS DRIVERS. CYCLISTS CANNOT CARRY PASSENGERS IF THEIR BICYCLE IS MEANT FOR ONLY ONE PERSON.
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The Ontario Highway Traffic Act highlights the rules for cyclists and other vehicles to travel safely and predictably on City streets. The City of Toronto has By-Laws that regulate the safe use of different cycling infrastructure throughout the City. Please remember to bring your helmet when you plan on riding an e-bike.
Toronto's cycling infrastructure is growing, meaning more riders are on the road every day! Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or a new biker, discover our safety tips to ensure a safe ride.
Adjust the seat to your height, check the brakes for resistance, and ensure both tires are inflated before you start riding.
All riders should wear a helmet at all times with chin strap secured. Helmet use is mandatory for 16 and 17 year old riders.
Extend your arm out and point in the direction you are planning to turn. To signal you are stopping, drop your left arm straight down.
Bicyclists are required to yield the right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks and intersections.
Sidewalks are for pedestrian traffic only. When on the sidewalk, make sure you walk with your bike.
Bicyclists must ride in the same direction of traffic as cars and use a bike lane when available.
Bicyclists must obey all traffic lights and signs. Not only is this the law, but these rules are in place to keep you safe!