Everything you need to know to get around by bicycle:
safety tips, signs and local laws, and links to maps and routes.
Our top safety tips are also the law: always remember your helmet, and use a white headlight and rear red light and reflector after dark, when it's foggy, or when it's raining.
In addition to using headlights and rear lights when it's dark, rainy, or foggy:
- Wear bright or reflective clothing
- Attach reflectors to your tires, wheels, and bike frame
- Use reflective stickers on your helmet and bag
When you ride:
- Use designated crossing points
- Use designated bike lanes and routes when possible
- Keep at least 1 m away from parked cars when on the road
To keep you and others safe:
- Dismount or bike at walking speed in crowds
- Walk your bike on sidewalks and through crosswalks unless otherwise posted
- Obey the 15 km/h speed limit on shared pathways like the Seawall
In Vancouver, you can ride your bicycle on roads, in protected bike lanes, and, when signs permit, on the Seawall and park paths.
Electric-assisted bikes, skateboards, push scooters, rollerblades, and rollerskates are also allowed in protected bike lanes.
Review where it's ok to cycle, ride, and skate
Park Board bylaw
The Parks Control Bylaw regulates how park paths and the Seawall are used.
Parks Control Bylaw