Area along side of parked car that can cause injury.
On your bike and in your car, we all have rights and responsibilities on the road. Use these guidelines to treat each other with respect on the road.
#1 TIP: On your bike and in your car, give each other space to maneuver - one meter is best. When one meter is not available, drivers should not pass cyclists and cyclists should consider taking the lane.
When You’re Cycling
Keep It Straight
Look ahead and choose a straight path rather than weaving around parked cars and other obstacles.
Use hand signals to let road users know where you’re going.
Share Shared-use Paths
Ring your bell to let others know you’re coming and that you plan to pass.
Cyclists should not pass between two occupied vehicles, even if they are stopped at a red light. Not enough space? Single file is the way to go.
When You’re Driving
Leave one meter of space between someone on a bike and your vehicle.
Bike Lanes Are For Bikes
You should not drive or stop in a bike lane. If you need to cross the bike lane, always check for cyclists.
Watch For New Signs
There are new signs telling drivers where they need to yield to cyclists and where they can’t turn right on a red light.
Don’t Stop On Green Paint
Green Paint indicates points on the road where drivers’ and cyclists’ paths may cross. Watch for cyclists wherever you see green.
Shoulder Check and Look Both Ways
Cyclists will be travelling quickly and may be coming from both directions in the bike lanes. Shoulder check and look both ways for cyclists before turning across a bike lane.
Yield to Cyclists When Turning Across Bike Lane
Striped green paint indicates that a bike lane is crossing an intersection or access way such as an alleyway or entrance into a parking lot.
The Door Zone
Use caution and be mindful of the door zone when cycling past or exiting a parked car. The door zone is the area along the side of a parked car where an opening door can hit and seriously injure a cyclist.
When Cycling Beside Parked Cars
Ride as if the doors are open, referred to as the door zone.
Open the door with your right hand. This helps you to remember to shoulder check for passing bikes.