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


Car-bike collisions

Learn about common types of collisions between motor- vehicles and bicycles in Toronto.

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Streetcar Tracks

Streetcar and railway tracks can be dangerous when cycling.  Learn about how to ride safely near train or streetcar tracks.

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Bicycle Safety Campaigns

The City of Toronto has ongoing education and awareness campaigns to expand awareness around cycling safety issues.

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Safety Tips

Learn how to ride more safely, with safety videos and information


CAN-BIKE Courses

Accredited CAN-Bike Cycling courses can help you learn to ride, or improve your cycling skills.

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Bike Winter

Toronto has mild winters where many days may be suitable for cycling.  Learn more about cycling in the winter.