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LEEDS – Cycling is a fun and healthy activity, it’s a low-cost way to get around, and it’s good for the environment.

Before you head out on a bike, learn the rules of the road, helmet information and safety tips for cyclists of all ages.

Rules of the Road: As a cyclist, you must share the road with others (e.g., cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, etc.). Under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act (HTA), a bicycle is a vehicle, just like a car or truck. Please visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to view the Ontario Guide to Safe Cycling.

New Cycling Changes:

One-Metre Passing Law — Drivers must leave a minimum of one-metre distance when passing a cyclist. The penalty if convicted is a fine of $110.00.

Dooring —The penalty for improper opening of a vehicle door (for driver or passenger) if convicted is $365.00.

Under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, cyclists, motorists and pedestrians have equal rights and access to our roadways. All users have to share the road; share the respect.

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