Cycling laws and by-laws

The City of Vancouver website has an easy-to-read section on the laws and by-laws regarding cycling in BC (and additional by-laws specific to Vancouver).

They also have a handy page about riding safety.

Examples:

Rights and duties of operator of cycle

183

  1. In addition to the duties imposed by this section, a person operating a cycle on a highway has the same rights and duties as a driver of a vehicle.
  2. A person operating a cycle
    1. must not ride on a sidewalk unless authorized by a by-law made under section 124 or unless otherwise directed by a sign,
    2. must not, for the purpose of crossing a highway, ride on a crosswalk unless authorized to do so by a bylaw made under section 124 or unless otherwise directed by a sign,
    3. must, subject to paragraph (a), ride as near as practicable to the right side of the highway,
    4. must not ride abreast of another person operating a cycle on the roadway,
    5. must keep at least one hand on the handlebars,
    6. must not ride other than on or astride a regular seat of the cycle,
    7. must not use the cycle to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped, and

184

  1. A person commits an offence if that person operates or rides as a passenger on a cycle on a highway and is not properly wearing a bicycle safety helmet that
    1. is designated as an approved bicycle safety helmet under subsection (4) (a), or
    2. meets the standards and specifications prescribed under subsection (4) (b).
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