Mainroad Group reminds drivers to please share the roads and watch out for cyclists.
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We maintain bike pathways and conduct regular patrols and monitoring of Lower Mainland Provincial numbered highways, right-of-ways, and bridges including those located in Surrey, Delta, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Richmond, Stanley Park Causeway, Lions Gate Bridge, and the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge.
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Safe Driving Tips | Drivers
- Please be aware of cyclists. Scan in all directions, and carefully check mirrors and blind spots for cyclists.
- When turning right or pulling over on a bike lane, signal well in advance and yield to cyclists.
- When crossing a bike lane to turn right or to pull to the side of the road, signal well in advance and yield to cyclists.
- Always leave 1 metre of space between your vehicle and cyclists at all times.
- If there is no shoulder, or it is an unsafe shoulder, a cyclist will have to ride to the left of the white line.
- Stay Alert! Keep your phone and other distractions out of sight.
- Scan for cyclists before opening your door to prevent injury and fines.
Safe Riding Tips | Cyclists
- Keep your bike tuned up and your helmut in check before the season starts.
- Before you launch, plan your route to travel bike lanes and paths as much as possible and give yourself plenty of time.
- Wear a helmut and reflective gear to help keep you visible in all weather and at all times of the day.
- Be visible – ensure other road users can see you. Some vehicles have blind spots and cannot see you.
- Be aware of what’s going on around you at all times and keep an eye on the road well ahead for hazards.
- Use bike lanes when available and shoulders where possible.
- When riding on shared paths, ride on the right hand side to ensure the safety of all cyclists and pedestrians.
- Be predictable – ensure other road users know where you are going.
- Communicate | Use Signals – ensure other road users know what you are doing, or what you want to do.