Bicycle Safety Campaign
The development of bicycle safety educational materials is a critical component to ensuring that both drivers and cyclists understand how to use and interact with different types of infrastructure in a safe manner.
This bicycle safety campaign aims to help educate both drivers and cyclists on how to properly use bike boxes, shared lanes and how to make right turns across bike lanes.
Bike Box: Get Behind it
- On a red light:
• Cars stop behind the white line
• Bicycles stop in the green box
- When light turns green:
• Bicycles go first
• Right-turning cars, check for bicycles before turning
Shared Lane: Respect it.
- Bicycles and cars share the road.
- Cars, wait behind bicycles until it is safe to pass.
- When passing give the bicycle one-metre safe passing clearance.
Right Turn: Check It.
- Cars and bicycles, be aware of each other at intersections.
- Right-turning cars, when the line is solid, yield to bicycles and pedestrians and turn when safe.
Green Paint: Look for it.
- Green paint helps all road users see the cycling lane.
- Look for green paint at intersections, driveways and laneways.
Bus Space: Share it.
- Buses fully enter the bike lane to pick up/drop off passengers at the curb. Wait for the lane to be clear before entering.
- Bicycles watch for the buses turn signal. Wait behind bus or pass on the left when it is safe.