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Cycling Laws

Learn the cycling laws in Surrey to have a safe, fun ride through the city.
 

One person per bikeOne person per bike

Riding double is only permitted when carrying a child in an approved carrier or when riding on a tandem bicycle. Children should always wear a helmet.

 

 

Stay of sidewalksStay off sidewalks

Riding on sidewalks is both illegal and dangerous. Riding on sidewalks is prohibited unless permitted by signs.

 

 

Obey traffic signs and signalsObey traffic signs and signals

As a vehicle, bicycles must obey the rules of the road. Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as other traffic.

 

 

Ride in single fileRide in single file

Ride in single file when riding in a group, except when overtaking or passing.

 

 

Bicycle helmetsBicycle helmets

An approved bicycle helmet can greatly reduce the risk of death or permanent injury in the event of an accident. Wearing a helmet is the law in British Columbia.

 

 

Use hand signalsUse hand signals

Signal all turns and stops ahead of time, shoulder check, then make your intended move only when it is safe to do so.