Tips for Cycling Safely
- Wear a properly fitted, CSA approved helmet.
- Share the road with other cyclists and motorists.
- Ride with the traffic, not against the traffic.
- Obey all traffic signals and signs – just like when driving or walking.
- Bicycles with tires smaller than 40 centimetres are welcome to use the sidewalk.
- Use arm signals for turning or changing lanes.
- Install reflectors, bells and headlights, as well as wear high-visibility clothing.
For more cycling and safety tips, check out SGI’s website.
All cyclist should wear a helmet to prevent head injuries. It helps protect your brain from absorbing the force of an impact and decreases your risk of a serious head injury by up to 85%.
- Helmets should fit snugly. Use foam pads or an adjuster to get a snug fit.
- The helmet should be level, parallel to the ground.
- Form a ‘V’ with the chin straps, directly under the earlobe.
- The straps should be just tight enough to allow one finger between the straps and your chin when fastened.
- Personalize your helmet in your favourite colour and style.
The City is progressing on the Transportation Master Plan by investing in bike lanes, pathways and new sidewalks to promote active transportation and healthier communities. One of the goals in the TMP is to create a comprehensive bike network that will connect people to destinations and activities citywide. Bike lanes help to make cycling more safe, accessible and attractive for all users to get around our community. The City is investing $250,000 per year from 2019-2023, for a total of $1.25 million over five years.
Bicycle routes and lanes provide an environmentally friendly transportation alternative. It’s important to understand how Bicycle Only lanes work, as well as the various types of bicycle lanes. There’s room for everyone, so share the road with other cyclists and motorists.
- Shared-Use Lanes have wider than usual lane widths and are shared with parked vehicles and cyclists.
- Bicycle Only Lanes have narrower than usual lane widths and are dedicated for use by cyclists only.
On-street bike lanes can be found on:
- Broad Street/Wascana Parkway between Lakeshore Drive and Research Drive
- Assiniboine Avenue from Park Street to 100m E of University Park Drive
- McCarthy Boulevard from Brunskill Place to Whelan Drive
- Smith Street from Victoria Avenue to College Avenue (one-way)
- Lorne Street from College Avenue to 12th Avenue (one-way)
- Chuka Boulevard from Green Falls Drive to Buckingham Drive
- Wascana Gate South