Cycling Safety and the Law
For more information about cycling safety and the law, please visit:
- Ministry of Transportation - Bicycle Safety
- Cycling and the Law
- Bicycles on Sidewalks
- London Road Safety Strategy - Cyclist Safety
Did you know?
- Cycling provides a moderately intense workout which can provide the recommended amount of weekly exercise.1
- It’s faster than you think. It takes 30 minutes or less to cycle 5 km.2
- Physical activity health benefits gained by cycling far outweigh the health risks posed by the increased exposure to air pollutants.3
- All LTC buses have bike racks that hold two bikes at a time. Learn how to use a LTC bus bike rack.
Want to cycle to work? Try active commuting!
Leave the car behind – get some exercise, help the environment and save money.
Learn how workplaces can support active commuting.
Active commuting is good health, the environment and for business!
Community Design and Cycling
Pick up a London Bike and Walk Map and start planning your route! Take advantage of the Thames Valley Parkway that stretches over 40 km and extends into many neighbourhoods and the extensive road network of signed bicycle routes. Make sure you lock your bicycle up at one of many bicycle racks in town.
Tips to Get Started
1. Find your Route
2. What to Wear
- Consider the weather forecast, distance to travel, and decide what clothing to wear.
3. Lighten Up
- Decide what and what not to carry – change of clothes, food and drink, hygiene products.
- Determine how you will carry things – bike rack or basket, back pack, bicycle pannier(s), etc.
4. Safe Travels
- Avoid major roads with high amounts of traffic and use bike routes or multi-use paths as much as possible.
- Wear a bike helmet.
- Know and follow the rules of the road.
5. Enjoy your Bike Ride!
- Pick a route that you will enjoy.
- If you like company, travel with a bicycle buddy.