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    Bicycle Safety

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    • A bicycle is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.
    • Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws as other road users.
    • Cyclists can and will be charged for disobeying traffic laws.
    • See ¬†Cycling Related Fines for a list of laws and fines provided by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.


    Please note the following Provincial Laws:

    • Any cyclist under the age of 18 MUST wear a helmet.
    • A bicycle must have a bell or horn in good working order.
    • A bicycle must have at least one brake system on the rear wheel.
    • A bicycle must have a white or amber light on the front and a red light or a reflector on the rear from one half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunrise or during inclement weather conditions.


    Tips for Cyclists:

    • Obey all traffic rules, signs and signals. (Including Stop signs)
    • Use the bike lane the same way a driver uses a lane of traffic.
    • Use caution, be aware and respectful of other road users at all times.
    • Use hand signals when turning, changing lanes and stopping.
    • Stay on the right of the lane; pass on the left side of the lane.
    • Safely scan the road behind you.
    • See ¬†Guide to Safe Cycling provided by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for more information..
    • Ride single file and, where possible, move to the right to allow motorists to pass.


    Tips for Drivers:

    • Treat cyclists like any other vehicle.
    • When passing a cyclist, drivers are required to maintain a distance of at least 1m, as nearly as practical, between the vehicle and bicycle.
    • Use caution, signal, and check for cyclists when crossing a bike lane or turning.
    • Scan the road prior to opening doors

    For more information please see:
    Creating walkable, bikeable and transit-supportive communities in Halton
    Questions regarding the purpose, efficiency, and use of Bike Lanes should be directed to the Traffic Coordinator: 905-873-2601 Ext. 2215.

    Questions regarding maintenance and repair of Bike Lanes should be directed to Public works: 905-873-2601 Ext. 2603.
    Questions regarding Bike lane Laws and Parking should be directed to Corporate Services: 905-873-2601 Ext. 2903.



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