Cycling regulations from Street and Traffic By-Law No. 2849
(City of Vancouver consolidated report Oct 18, 2011)
Driver must have hand on steering device
41. No person shall drive a vehicle without having at least one hand on the steering device, and no person shall operate a bicycle without having at least one hand on the handle bars.
Slow Moving Vehicles
59. The driver of every slow moving vehicle shall drive such vehicle as close as possible to the right hand edge or curb of any street unless it is impracticable to travel on such side. For the purpose of this section a bicycle shall be regarded at all times as a slow moving vehicle.
60. No person shall ride any bicycle upon any sidewalk except where posted by signs.
60A. No person shall ride a bicycle upon a street while wearing headphones, or any other manufactured device capable of transmitting sound, over or in close proximity to both ears, except that this prohibition shall not apply to the wearing of a device designed and worn for the purpose of improving the wearer's ability to hear sounds emanating from outside of the device.
60B. No person shall ride a bicycle upon a street unless the bicycle is equipped with a bell capable of being used as a warning.
60C. The various paths and ways shown and described by either a thick black solid line or a thick black dashed line on the plans attached to this Bylaw as Schedule C are, pursuant to Section 124(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act, hereby designated for the purposes of sections 60D and 60E.
60D. No person shall operate or ride as a passenger on a bicycle on any path or way shown on Schedule C unless the person is properly wearing a bicycle safety helmet that has been designated under or complies with the standards and specifications of the Motor Vehicle Act.
60E. No parent or guardian of a person under the age of 16 years shall authorize or knowingly permit the person to operate or ride as a passenger on a bicycle on any path or way shown on Schedule C unless the person is properly wearing a bicycle safety helmet that has been designated under or complies with the standards and specifications of the Motor Vehicle Act.
60F. A police officer may arrest without warrant any bicyclist whom the officer finds committing a breach of any provision of this by-law if such person fails to stop and state his or her proper name and address when so requested by the police officer.