Summer safety suggestions from Leduc Enforcement Services

Monday, August 13, 2018

The City of Leduc has an expansive Multiway Trail System connecting neighbourhoods to the core of the community, and one of the more popular modes of transportation along the Multiway is the bicycle. To help everyone enjoy the Multiway, Leduc Enforcement Services would like to share some helpful tips on how to stay safe when out cycling.

Leduc’s Multiway Trails are used by cyclists and non-cyclists so it’s important to safely share trail space:

  • Be courteous of fellow users
  • Install a bell on your bike as it helps notify pedestrians when you’re getting close and want to pass
  • Yield to the right-of-way when encountering fellow users with strollers and/or are moving slower
  • Travel at a safe and controlled speed. Advanced, more fast-paced riders are asked to use the roadways and to remember to obey all road signs

“Warmer weather attracts more outdoor activity, such as cycling, and it’s important for people of all ages to remember bike safety tips to ensure they’ll continue enjoying their summer and not succumb to an avoidable injury,” says Sgt. Michael Stadnyk, with City of Leduc Enforcement Services.

According to the Canadian Safety Council, they outline a few safety recommendations designed for youth, yet great information for the whole family:

  • Use the proper safety gear, like the use of bike reflectors and a helmet
  • Stop at all stop signs and proceed when it’s clear and safe to do so
  • Ride your bike on the right, with the flow of traffic – and not going against traffic
  • Be aware of your surroundings, whether it’s leaving your driveway or cycling in a group. Don’t just rely on the cyclist in front of you

For more information, call 780-980-7200 option 5.
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