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LOOK THINK GO encourages City residents and visitors to use safe travel practices, to be respectful of all street and pathway users (including pedestrians, cyclists, scooter users, skateboarders, and motorists), and to encourage and support residents in using all active forms of transportation.


  DID YOU KNOW?

You’re allowed to ride your bike through specially marked crosswalks? Just look for Elephant's Feet. Learn more


The creation of more walking and cycling facilities in the City, and widespread recognition of the benefits of increased physical activity has resulted in more people choosing active forms of transportation. With more people getting around in active ways, this is a great opportunity to provide information about how to safely share our City streets and pathways.


 

Be Cautious

  • Check for and yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other users at crosswalks, traffic circles, driveways, and lanes.
  • Look for cyclists before you open your car door.
    • Dooring is easily preventable with a quick trick - open with your hand furthest from the door. This makes you twist a little in order to reach the door and can remind you to do a shoulder check before proceeding.
  • Signal in advance and shoulder check before turning, changing lanes, or pulling into or out of parking spaces. Always check blind spot.

Be Courteous

  • Give space to cyclists.
    • Maintain a safe distance behind cyclists and when passing a cyclist (minimum 1 metre), especially when turning.
  • Respect bicyclists as legal road users. Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists when riding on the road.
  • Yield to Pedestrians in crosswalks. Don’t inch forward into the crosswalk until everybody has finished crossing.

Be Safe and Focused

  • Stay off hand-held electronic devices while driving.
  • Obey the speed limit and the law, as well as all markings and signage.
    • Know the signs! As a driver, it’s also your responsibility to understand bike-related road markings. Here’s a handy guide to more unique features such as elephant’s feet and bike boxes.

Be Predictable and Visible

  • Use low-beam headlights when driving in low-visibility conditions.

 

Be Cautious

  • Signal in advance and shoulder check before changing lanes and turning.
  • Ride with caution around parked cars and within in the field of vision of a driver pulling out of a parking space.
  • Watch for and yield to pedestrians and dogs when cycling on greenways and shared crosswalks.
    • Slow down and keep a safe distance, and be aware of a sudden stop or change in the line of travel by pedestrians and dogs. Watch for leashes, especially the expandable type.
  • When crossing the path of another user, make eye contact. Never assume they have seen you.
  • Be extra cautious at intersections.
    • Watch for vehicles turning left or right.
    • Make sure there is sufficient gap in the traffic flow to allow you time to cross. Look both ways before you cross and listen for traffic wherever it may come from.

Be Courteous

  • Alert other cyclists and pedestrians before passing.
    • Consider saying “Good morning / afternoon / evening". This works better than “on your left”, "excuse me".
  • When passing a pedestrian, slow down and be courteous
    • Bicycles move fast and can appear dangerous and aggressive to pedestrians.
  • On multi-use paths, follow pavement markings and ride on the right side

Be Safe and Focused

  • Stay off hand-held electronic devices while biking.
  • Keep at least one ear free from earbuds and volume low to hear oncoming traffic.
  • Follow bike road markings and signage.

Be Predictable and Visible

  • Use lights and dress to be seen.
    • Use lights in low-visibility conditions and wear bright/reflective clothing or accessories. Use a headlight visible at 150 metres and rear red light/reflector visible at 100 metres.
  • Bike in a straight line, and bike where drivers and pedestrians can see you.
    • When cycling on a street with a few cars parked cars along the curb, avoid weaving in and out of the parked cars. Popping in and out of a driver’s field of vision can be dangerous. Instead, ride far enough into the road to pass the parked cars and stay there.

 

Be Cautious

  • When crossing the path of another user, make eye contact. Never assume they have seen you.
  • Be extra cautious at intersections. Watch for vehicles turning left or right. Make sure there is sufficient gap in the traffic flow to allow you time to cross. Look both ways before you cross and listen for traffic wherever it may come from.
    • Know the signs! Look for bike-related road markings to know where to expect cyclists. Here’s a handy guide to more unique features such as elephant’s feet and bike boxes.

Be Courteous

  • On multi-use paths, walk on the right side and follow pavement markings.
    • Large groups walking side-by-side block the path and prevent others from being able to pass safely. Move to one side, and leave enough space for a cyclist to pass.

Be Safe and Focused

  • Stay off hand-held electronic devices while walking across the road.

Be Predictable and Visible

  • Dress to be seen.
    • Wear bright/reflective clothing or accessories in low-visibility conditions.

 

Be Cautious

  • When riding, anticipate the next move of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Ride with caution around parked cars and within in the field of vision of a driver pulling out of a parking space.
  • When crossing the path of another user, make eye contact. Never assume they have seen you.
  • Be extra cautious at intersections. Watch for vehicles turning left or right. Make sure there is sufficient gap in the traffic flow to allow you time to cross. Look both ways before you cross and listen for traffic wherever it may come from.

Be Courteous

  • On multi-use paths, follow pavement markings and ride on the right side.
    • Consider saying “Good morning / afternoon / evening". This works better than “on your left”, "excuse me".

Be Safe and Focused

  • Stay off hand-held electronic devices while riding.

Be Predictable and Visible

  • Dress to be seen.
    • Wear bright/reflective clothing or accessories in low-visibility conditions.
  • Ride in a straight line, and ride where drivers and pedestrians can see you.

Driving


 

Be Cautious

  • Check for and yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other users at crosswalks, traffic circles, driveways, and lanes.
  • Look for cyclists before you open your car door.
    • Dooring is easily preventable with a quick trick - open with your hand furthest from the door. This makes you twist a little in order to reach the door and can remind you to do a shoulder check before proceeding.
  • Signal in advance and shoulder check before turning, changing lanes, or pulling into or out of parking spaces. Always check blind spot.

Be Courteous

  • Give space to cyclists.
    • Maintain a safe distance behind cyclists and when passing a cyclist (minimum 1 metre), especially when turning.
  • Respect bicyclists as legal road users. Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists when riding on the road.
  • Yield to Pedestrians in crosswalks. Don’t inch forward into the crosswalk until everybody has finished crossing.

Be Safe and Focused

  • Stay off hand-held electronic devices while driving.
  • Obey the speed limit and the law, as well as all markings and signage.
    • Know the signs! As a driver, it’s also your responsibility to understand bike-related road markings. Here’s a handy guide to more unique features such as elephant’s feet and bike boxes.

Be Predictable and Visible

  • Use low-beam headlights when driving in low-visibility conditions.

Cycling


 

Be Cautious

  • Signal in advance and shoulder check before changing lanes and turning.
  • Ride with caution around parked cars and within in the field of vision of a driver pulling out of a parking space.
  • Watch for and yield to pedestrians and dogs when cycling on greenways and shared crosswalks.
    • Slow down and keep a safe distance, and be aware of a sudden stop or change in the line of travel by pedestrians and dogs. Watch for leashes, especially the expandable type.
  • When crossing the path of another user, make eye contact. Never assume they have seen you.
  • Be extra cautious at intersections.
    • Watch for vehicles turning left or right.
    • Make sure there is sufficient gap in the traffic flow to allow you time to cross. Look both ways before you cross and listen for traffic wherever it may come from.

Be Courteous

  • Alert other cyclists and pedestrians before passing.
    • Consider saying “Good morning / afternoon / evening". This works better than “on your left”, "excuse me".
  • When passing a pedestrian, slow down and be courteous
    • Bicycles move fast and can appear dangerous and aggressive to pedestrians.
  • On multi-use paths, follow pavement markings and ride on the right side

Be Safe and Focused

  • Stay off hand-held electronic devices while biking.
  • Keep at least one ear free from earbuds and volume low to hear oncoming traffic.
  • Follow bike road markings and signage.

Be Predictable and Visible

  • Use lights and dress to be seen.
    • Use lights in low-visibility conditions and wear bright/reflective clothing or accessories. Use a headlight visible at 150 metres and rear red light/reflector visible at 100 metres.
  • Bike in a straight line, and bike where drivers and pedestrians can see you.
    • When cycling on a street with a few cars parked cars along the curb, avoid weaving in and out of the parked cars. Popping in and out of a driver’s field of vision can be dangerous. Instead, ride far enough into the road to pass the parked cars and stay there.

Walking


 

Be Cautious

  • When crossing the path of another user, make eye contact. Never assume they have seen you.
  • Be extra cautious at intersections. Watch for vehicles turning left or right. Make sure there is sufficient gap in the traffic flow to allow you time to cross. Look both ways before you cross and listen for traffic wherever it may come from.
    • Know the signs! Look for bike-related road markings to know where to expect cyclists. Here’s a handy guide to more unique features such as elephant’s feet and bike boxes.

Be Courteous

  • On multi-use paths, walk on the right side and follow pavement markings.
    • Large groups walking side-by-side block the path and prevent others from being able to pass safely. Move to one side, and leave enough space for a cyclist to pass.

Be Safe and Focused

  • Stay off hand-held electronic devices while walking across the road.

Be Predictable and Visible

  • Dress to be seen.
    • Wear bright/reflective clothing or accessories in low-visibility conditions.

Boarding


 

Be Cautious

  • When riding, anticipate the next move of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Ride with caution around parked cars and within in the field of vision of a driver pulling out of a parking space.
  • When crossing the path of another user, make eye contact. Never assume they have seen you.
  • Be extra cautious at intersections. Watch for vehicles turning left or right. Make sure there is sufficient gap in the traffic flow to allow you time to cross. Look both ways before you cross and listen for traffic wherever it may come from.

Be Courteous

  • On multi-use paths, follow pavement markings and ride on the right side.
    • Consider saying “Good morning / afternoon / evening". This works better than “on your left”, "excuse me".

Be Safe and Focused

  • Stay off hand-held electronic devices while riding.

Be Predictable and Visible

  • Dress to be seen.
    • Wear bright/reflective clothing or accessories in low-visibility conditions.
  • Ride in a straight line, and ride where drivers and pedestrians can see you.
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