In every province and territory in Canada, and in every state in the USA, a person riding a bicycle has the same rights—and the same duties—as a person operating a motor vehicle.
The only exceptions are:
• where the law specifies otherwise, or
• where a right or duty cannot apply to someone operating a bike.
The laws can vary widely from one province or state to another, and from one city to another.
Here we will be posting the laws for many provinces and states, with links to municipal regulations for select locations.
Would you like to see your province’s/state’s/municipality’s traffic laws listed here?
Simply complete the form below,* and we will add that to our work plan. Providing us with a link to the local bylaws can greatly speed up the process.
* If you are considering purchasing access to the ‘Traffic Smarts for Cyclists’ course for your organization, we will add these here and in the course at no cost (minimum purchase required). To request complimentary access to review the course, and addition of the laws and regulations applicable to your location, please use this form.