We love sharing the road with our fellow commuters, especially the cyclists doing their part to reduce the city's carbon footprint. Here's a quick review of the rules for cars and bikes to peacefully coexist.
- Keep to your lane. Drivers should never be parked, stopped, or idle in a bike lane. If you're waiting for a passenger, flip on your hazards and pull into a driveway, parking spot, or other safe area away that doesn't obstruct the bike lane.
- Look before you turn. Before initiating a turn, you should focus your attention on the rear- and side-view mirrors. Turning right? Look for cyclists along the curb who may be going straight.
- Give bikes space. Think of bikes as cars without safety features. While cyclists are legally considered cars, they are not equipped with seatbelts, crumple zones, or air bags — only a bike frame and helmet. Treating cyclists like drivers is the golden rule, but it doesn’t hurt to give them a little more room on the road.
Thanks for doing your part to keep our cyclists safe!