Shift Gears and Enjoy the Moment! Bike Safety Week is Here
Cycling is a great way to explore our city and stay active. Together as a family on a neighbourhood multi-use pathway or finding a new route for an active commute, either way residents are sure to get outside and enjoy the moment.
May 15–19 is Bike Safety Week in Saskatchewan, and it is a great time to emphasize the importance of safe cycling for everyone who shares our streets.
Here are some tips for safe cycling:
- Wear a properly fitted, CSA-approved helmet.
- Ride with the traffic, not against the traffic.
- Obey all traffic signals and signs – just like when driving or walking.
- Use arm signals for turning or changing lanes.
- Install reflectors, bells and headlights, and wear high-visibility clothing.
- Bicycles with tires 16 inches and smaller are welcome to use the sidewalk.
To keep residents as safe as possible, it’s important for drivers and bike riders to share the road.
Regina’s bike path network continues to grow with new multi-use pathway expansions scheduled for construction this year:
- Assiniboine Avenue East from Park Street to Prince of Wales – On street bike lanes will be converted to a multiuse pathway.
- Expansion of the Crosstown Bike Route including a section along College Avenue in cooperation with the Provincial Capital Commission.
All City buses are equipped with bike racks to make bike to bus an easier option for getting around. Visit Regina.ca/cycling for more information on bike lanes, paths and tips for safe cycling.