In Ontario, bicycles are vehicles and cyclists have the same rights and duties as car drivers. For more information see the Ministry of Transportation's Bicycle Safety page.

To give children a chance to develop the skills necessary for riding on the road, bicycles with a wheel diameter of 50 centimetres or less can ride on the sidewalk but must be walked through crosswalks.

Riding on the Road

  • Ride single file, with the flow of traffic
  • Ride one metre out from the curb to avoid grates and debris
  • Your bike must have a white front light and a red rear light or reflector when you ride at night
  • Be predictable - ride in a consistent path and signal your moves
  • Follow all traffic signs and lights

Riding on trails

  • Keep to the right side of the trail
  • Yield to pedestrians and ring your bell when passing
  • You must dismount and walk your bike in crosswalks

Cycling near ION light rail tracks

  • Look both ways when crossing tracks.
  • Always cross tracks in designated areas.
  • Never ride along the tracks.
  • Always cross tracks at a right angle. If you need to take the full lane to cross properly, use hand signals to let drivers behind you know.