Biking on Campus

Cyclists must follow the same rules and regulations as motorists. Increased respect between drivers and cyclists can be achieved through bicycle safety and awareness.

Rules a Cyclist Must Follow

  • Stop at all stop signs
  • Stop at all red traffic signal lights
  • Give pedestrians the right of way
  • Cycle in the proper direction on roads
  • Keep to the right of traffic, except when making a left turn
  • Signal to indicate lane changes and turns
  • If traveling between sunset and sunrise, your bicycle must have a front white light and a rear red light/reflector
  • A horn/bell must be affixed to the bicycle
  • Children under the age of 18 must wear a bicycle helmet

Safety Tips

  • We strongly recommend all cyclists wear an approved bicycle helmet
  • Be visible at all times. Wear bright or reflective clothing when cycling
  • Be a courteous cyclist
  • Do not use the pedestrian path or sidewalk
  • Roadways and bicycle paths are specifically designed for your type of vehicle

Protect Your Bike

Some steps to take in order to protect your bike from being stolen:

  1. Record all pertinent information about your bicycle (i.e. Serial number, make, model, size,colour, number of gears, distinguishing marks/scratches, accessories, and value).
  2. Invest in a durable lock. Consider purchasing a good quality U-Lock.
  3. Lock the frame, not just the wheel to the bike rack.
  4. Register your bicycle with the Campus Community Police Service. This is a free service. If your bicycle is ever stolen or recovered, having the registration information available will improve the chances of your property being returned.

Bike Locker Rentals

Located throughout campus, these spacious lockers will provide safety and protection for your bicycle and bike gear. Most standard size bikes will fit, although some tandem bikes or recumbent bikes may not fit into the lockers.