Cycling Education and Safety
A bicycle is the smallest vehicle on the road. It is important, therefore, for cyclists to be visible, to ride predictably, to know how traffic works, and to communicate with other road users.
The City of Toronto has a number of ongoing safety campaigns to encourage awareness of cycling safety issues. The City also has the CAN-Bike Program, which offers courses to learn how to ride, or improve your cycling skills to ride more safely.
In Toronto, adults over the age of 18 are not required by law to wear a helmet. Children, and young adults (18 and under) are required by law to wear a helmet while cycling.
Bicycle Safety Topics
Learn about common types of collisions between motor- vehicles and bicycles in Toronto.
Streetcar and railway tracks can be dangerous when cycling. Learn about how to ride safely near train or streetcar tracks.
Accredited CAN-Bike Cycling courses can help you learn to ride, or improve your cycling skills.