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Bicycle requirements

Bicycles Ride Safe


The City of Whitehorse would like to remind all cyclists of the Bicycle Bylaw requirements. Some of the laws that you’ll need to know are:

  • Cyclists and bike trailer passengers must wear a helmet;
  • Use the road for transportation, not the sidewalk;
  • Equip your bicycle with a head lamp and tail light when riding in the dark;
  • Make sure when riding you do not have headphones in both ears;
  • Signal by voice, bell or other signalling device before passing pedestrians; and
  • Use proper hand signals


As more and more people are using bicycles as a means of transportation, the City of Whitehorse promotes this healthy and sustainable form of transportation and strives to be a cycling-friendly community - view the Bicycle Bylaw here.

For Yukon Motor Vehicle Act Bicycle Requirements (short summary) click here.

For full bicycle requirements under the Yukon Motor Vehicle Act click here and view Part 11,12,13.  

New pamphlets available - Bicycle Bylaw and Winter Cycling

The City of Whitehorse would like to remind citizens about the importance of:
  • following the rules of the road; 
  • wearing an approved bicycle helmet;
  • not riding bicycles on the sidewalks; and
  • riding as near as practicable to the right-hand side of the roadway. 
Cyclists, please visit our expansive Cycling web pages here



Ride Safe SchoolsSchool Presentation

Bylaw Services provides a 45 minute bicycle safety presentation to elementary schools. For more information on this - or to set up a time for a presentation - please contact the Bylaw Services Education Officer, Brian White, at 668-8317 or


If an offence is observed please contact the trouble line at 667-2111 or email