Cycling safety

The Cycling Safety Awareness Program (CSAP) is an educational outreach program about cycling safety.  The program was created based on a recommendation of the Council-approved Cycling Safety Improvement Program, and includes initial key messages on “Dooring” (car door opening), sharrows, sidewalk cycling and the bike box. The CSAP will complement cycling infrastructure improvements being implemented through the City’s Cycling Facilities Program, Ottawa on the Move program, and Cycling Safety Improvement Program.

  • Read the rules that cyclists must follow on City roads and pathways.

  • Help to improve cycling conditions by reporting hazards through Service Ottawa.

  • Find tips to make cyclists' and motorists' road experience safer and more enjoyable.

  • Familiarize yourself with road signs and other pavement markings for bicycles.

  • Read about what to teach your children so they can cycle safely.

  • Become more comfortable and confident on the road, learning assertive cycling skills, traffic analysis, general bicycle maintenance, route planning and more.


Turning left onto a side street

Crossing multiple lanes

CAN-BIKE: The safe path to fun, confident cycling

Winter parking

Winter overnight parking regulations are in effect throughout the city from November 15 to April 1.