In the absence of nearby bike lanes or trails, local roads to connect you to these facilities will likely be the route you’ll need to take.
This episode of Bicycles As Transport discusses local roads.
In the absence of nearby bike lanes or recreation trails, local roads to connect you to these facilities will likely be the route you’ll need to take.
Follow all traffic laws.
Bicycles, as slower-moving traffic, need to keep to the right of the road to allow faster moving vehicles to overtake. Keep about a meter from the curb, or from parked cars.
Take Space If Necessary.
There is room for discretion. People can lawfully use bicycles in any part of the lane. If a person on a bicycle feels that the path they are traveling on is unsafe for any reason, such as potholes, obstructions, or because of a change in direction ahead such as preparing to make a left turn, they are allowed to adjust their position to the left.
Remember, when changing position: Shoulder-check, signal your intent, shoulder-check to make sure the way is clear before changing your position. For more information, please refer to Bike Handling Skills.
For additional information, please check out the Ministry of Transportation for The Government of Ontario (MTO) website.
Bicycles Do Not Require
- Licence plates
- Vehicle insurance
- Driver’s licence
People of all ages can ride a bike!
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