M.E. and YOU: Weekly Municipal Enforcement Messages

Posted On Monday July 22, 2019

Cycling is a fun, family activity people of all ages.  Rules for bicycle use in Fort Saskatchewan are found in the Alberta Traffic Safety Act and the City’s Traffic and Parkland Bylaws.  

Here are some tips to keep you safe when cycling: 

  • When riding, cyclists have the same responsibilities as motor vehicles, and must obey all rules of the road
  • Use hand signals to let drivers know what your intentions are
  • All cyclists or riders under 18 years-old must wear an approved bicycle helmet (research shows using an approved helmet reduces your risk of brain injury by over 85% )
  • When cycling on city trails, use caution, keep right, travel single file, have a bell and give pedestrians the right-of-way
  • When cycling after dark, equip the bicycle with a headlamp, a red tail lamp or a red reflector on the back of the bicycle and always wear highly visible and reflective clothing 

Let’a make cycling safe by following the rules of the road and being visible.

Fort Saskatchewan is a Vision Zero community and asks, “What are you doing to make our roads safer?” For more information on Vision Zero please visit www.fortsask.ca/visionzero