Cycling and Pedestrian Safety

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The City of Whitehorse welcomes and encourages use of its cycling routes and trails. Here are a few reminders for safe cycling:

  • Ensure your bike is in good working order and fits correctly. 
  • Ensure your brakes work well and maintain them regularly. You should be able to fully engage the brakes without the levers touching the handlebars. 
  • Shoulder check regularly, and use a mirror to monitor traffic. 
  • Watch for doors opening on parked cars, pedestrians darting into your path, or other dangerous situations. 
  • Use a white cycling light or headlamp in the front and a red rear light. Wear bright reflective clothing. 
  • Carry tools and a cell phone. 
  • Lock your bike when unattended. 
  • Wear a helmet. Bicycle helmets are required under the Bicycle Bylaw. 
  • Obey all traffic devices and signs. 
  • Use proper hand signals. 
  • Ride single file when riding with other cyclists. 
  • When using multi-use trails, keep right. Before passing, ring your bell and say “passing on your left.” 
  • Do not use the roadway on Two Mile Hill. Please use the multi-use trails on either side. 
  • Except where bicycles are designed for more than one rider, it is illegal to carry more than one person on a bicycle. 
  • Tell someone of your route and time of return, especially when using wilderness trails. Be bear aware.
  • Check out this website for more information.
Cycling Rules