Traffic Watch :: What is Share the Road?
What is Share the Road?
Being a rural area, almost all of our roads are only two lane, which means bicyclists, motorists and agricultural equipment operators will often be sharing the road. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience on our roads. When everyone drives with care and courtesy, it is easy to share the road!
Ways Bicyclists Can Improve Safety
Bicycles are considered vehicles under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, and have the same rights and responsibilities on public roadways as motorists. Bicyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. When you as a bicyclist fail to obey the rules of the road, you lose the support of motorists. Do your part by being a good ambassador for bicycling!