Pick up the pocket-sized Bikeways and Bike Lanes Map at the City Hall Service Centre or at local bike stops. A digital copy is also available for download.
The map includes all route and sign info needed to safely bike around Prince George.
Prince George has a large number of multi-use trails that connect to bikeways.
Non-City Biking Trails
Biking on Roads
Cyclists are required to:
- Wear approved bicycle helmets.
- Have a front white light and rear red light, if riding after sunset or before sunrise.
- Ride on the right, in the same direction as traffic.
- NOT ride abreast of another cyclist.
- NOT pass on the right, unless in a bike lane or passing a vehicle turning left.
- NOT ride on sidewalks.
- NOT ride on crosswalks.
- Yield when transit buses signal their intention to pull out into traffic.
- Put reflective materials on their bicycle and clothing.
- Use a bell to alert others.
- Ride one metre from the edge of the road or parked cars.
- Choose to take up the whole lane when the curb lane is narrow.
- Ride in a straight lane.
- Use hand signals.
- NOT make a left turn from the right side of the road.
- NOT wear headphones.
Cyclists are allowed on all highways except designated freeways. Cyclists may also have certain restrictions on bridges or Schedule 1 highways.
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Always make hand signals before any turn and not just when you think it's needed.
- Shoulder check
- Then hand signal
- Then, with both hands on the handlebars, shoulder check again before making the turn or the stop.
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The City posts different signs and painted pavement markings to let cyclists know where to ride safely. These signs and symbols are also useful to ensure a safe environment for both drivers and cyclists.
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Programs and Services
Bike Racks on Buses
City buses come equipped with bicycle racks that can carry up to two bikes at a time. The racks are available on all scheduled buses.
Downtown Bicycle Parking
Free public bicycle racks are located throughout the downtown area and at civic facilities. Private businesses may also have racks available for customer use.
The City partners with the Prince George Cycling Club and other local organizations every year to host Go By Bike Week. Residents who bike around during Go By Bike Week can register to win prizes.
Cycle Network Plan
Prince George's network of bike routes and bikeways is designed to encourage people to travel by bike. Biking reduces traffic congestion, lessens pollution, and improves air quality.
The City developed a Cycle Network Plan based on input from the public as well as from City staff and the Ministry of Transportation and Highways.