Understanding the rules of the road is key for those who’ve picked up cycling this summer.
That’s according to Heather Mack, the Community Relations Manager with CAA.
Numbers from Manitoba Public Insurance state that an average of four biking-related fatalities is reported each year, and around 140 cyclists are seriously injured.
Mack says if cyclists are biking on roads with high traffic volumes, it’s important that they ride with the flow of traffic and keep a safe distance from vehicles.
She adds that the onus shouldn’t just be on cyclists when it comes to sharing the road, and vehicles need to make sure they give cyclists space when sharing the road.
Mack explains that having infrastructure on the roads such as barriers, pedestrian/cyclists pathways, and signage are a big win for safety, and that investing in that infrastructure encourages more people to take up biking.