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Cycle Safety

According to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, a bicycle is a vehicle. This means that all cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws as other road users.

The full list of rules cyclists must follow and penalties associated with non-compliance can be found at the Ministry of Transportation's page.

Before heading out, check out Ontario's Guide to Safe Cycling and the CAA's cycling tips for a quick refresher on bike safety.

When on the trails, signed bike routes or roads please keep in mind the below guidelines:

  • Expect & respect other trail or road users
  • Keep right - pass on left
  • Give audible warning & use caution when overtaking others
  • Hikers & cyclists yield to horseback riders
  • Stop & look before crossing roads
  • Keep dogs leashed
  • Stay on trail - respect the privacy of nearby residents
  • Carry out all litter
  • Dog owners - please stoop & scoop!
  • No motorized vehicles on trails (except mobility-assisted devices)
  • No camping, fires or BBQs near or along trails
  • Do not feed or aggressively approach wildlife
  • Leave wildflowers, other vegetation & wildlife undisturbed - "Take only photos, leave only footprints"
  • Ride in a straight line at least 1 metre away from parked or travelling vehicles - it's the law for motorists


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