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Cycling Tips
  • Cyclists have the same rights and duties as a driver of a vehicle. The same rules of right-of-way, traffic signs and signals apply to cyclists and motorists.
  • It is illegal to ride on the sidewalk or in a crosswalk, unless otherwise designated by city bylaws or signage. The fine for riding a bicycle on the sidewalk is $109.
  • It is illegal to ride side by side on the roadway.
  • Cyclists riding after dark must use a front white headlight visible for 150 metres and a rear red reflector visible for 100 metres when illuminated by car headlights.
  • Cyclists are required to wear an approved bicycle helmet. The fine for not wearing a helmet is $29.
  • When cycling in heavy traffic with no bike lane, ride about one metre from the right hand curb.

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