Laws Governing Cyclists
The Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation has specific rules which apply to the operation of a bicycle or “cycle”. A person who is operating a cycle on a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the duties of a person driving a motor vehicle. Cyclists must operate the cycle as near as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway unless that person is in the process of making a left turn with the cycle or crossing from one curb or edge of the roadway to the opposite curb or edge of the roadway. Cyclists must travel single file except when overtaking and passing another cycle.
Cyclists and motor vehicles are constantly in conflict on our highways. The creation of designated bicycle lanes in urban areas helps to relieve some of the tension created between cyclists and motor vehicles.