• Cyclists are required to ride as close as
practicable to the right curb.
However, they may need to ride
further out when avoiding drainage
grates, pot holes, debris, gravel or
sand, wet or slippery surfaces, and
rutted or grooved pavement. Be
aware of the roadway conditions that
may affect a cyclist.
• A bicycle that is being ridden is a
vehicle. A cyclist must follow the rules of
the road like drivers of other vehicles.
· A cyclist seated on a bicycle at an
intersection, waiting for a traffic
control signal, has the same rights
and responsibilities as any other
vehicle waiting to proceed.
· Cyclists are required to use the
proper lane when turning left. A
bicycle and rider are smaller than
other vehicles, are less visible, and
more exposed to traffic on left turns.
Cyclists need extra consideration
when turning left, especially on
• When passing a cyclist, change lanes
like you would for other vehicles.
• When you are preparing to turn right,
watch for cyclists who may ride along
side your vehicle. Remember to do a
shoulder check to your blind spots to
• When parked at the curb, always check
for cyclists before you open your vehicle
door. It is the driver’s responsibility to wait
until it is safe before opening the door.
• Before moving away from the curb,
check for cyclists who may be riding
past your vehicle.
• Do not follow too closely behind
cyclists. They do not have brake lights
to warn you when they are stopping.
• Be alert for children on bicycles. They
may lack the necessary knowledge
and skills for safe cycling around
traffic, and may not be aware of all
the dangers. Children on oversized
bicycles are at risk of losing control.
Cyclists using the streets and highways
should do the following:
• Keep both hands on the hand grips
except when hand signalling.
• Keep both feet on the pedals.
• Only carry the number of people the
bicycle is designed to carry.
• Never hold onto, or attach the bicycle to
any other moving vehicle.
• Ride single file except when passing
• For cycling after dark, equip the bicycle
with at least one headlamp (but not
more than two), one red tail lamp, and
at least one red reflector mounted on
the rear of the bicycle. Wear bright and
• Be sure the bicycle has brakes that
• Be sure that the bicycle is equipped
with a bell or horn.
Motorcycle riders often travel in the left
portion of their lane. This helps make them
more visible to other road users. It does
not mean they will be turning left.
Sometimes a motorcycle’s turn signals
can be hard to see. Watch the rider for
clues. If the rider does a shoulder check,
he or she may be intending to change
lanes or turn.