When You Can Ride
Riding your bike is compatible with physical distancing. You can continue to ride your bike for exercise and to pick up essentials so long as you are not symptomatic or have been asked to self-isolate at home.
Residents should stay close to home when exercising and continue to limit trips to essential reasons, such as picking up groceries and medicines and going to medical appointments.
When going outside, residents are requested to continue practising physical distancing and avoid crowds.
During COVID-19, you can continue to ride your bike alone or with people in your household. Do not ride with people you aren’t currently living with.
Two metres is the recommended length for physical distancing and about the length of a bicycle. Keep at least a bike length between yourself and other households.
Where You Can Ride
All amenities in City parks are closed, however you can continue to use the multi-use trails in parks for walking, running and cycling. Regular trail etiquette continues to apply.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, use the trails, cycling infrastructure and bike lanes in your own neighbourhood and avoid busier routes and peak times when possible.
Warmer weather has led to more traffic on the City’s multi-use trails, particularly during COVID-19. When cycling on a trail, continue to obey trail etiquette:
Slower cyclists keep to the right
Use a bell or signal before passing
Stay at least one bike length away from others not in your household
Respect the signage, barricades and amenity closures in parks
When using the temporary active transportation lanes:
Always be aware of your surroundings, including bus stops, drivers entering and exiting driveways and others using the lane
Always obey traffic signs and signals
Respect the space of others using the lane
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 when cycling:
Wash your hands before & after your trip
Use your elbow to press signalized intersection buttons
Disinfect frequently touched bike surfaces like handle bars