I am often asked the pros and cons of helmet mounted / eyeglass rim mounted, mirrors vs handle bar mounted mirrors. I use both, and probably rely more on my helmet mounted mirror - but - it is really a matter of personal choice and comfort. What is however imperative in this conversation, is to… Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – Mirrors, Increased Awareness and Communication
In case you haven't seen them - there are new markings on the roads - Sharrows painted in white paint and Bike Boxes painted in green paint. Sharrows are meant to indicate that the lane is to be shared. Bicycle position will depend on the width of the lane; either one meter from the curb… Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – New Road Markings: Sharrows and Bike Boxes
Trucks have huge blind spots, and are not able to see cyclists trying to pass them, or when entering intersections, making right-hand turns. These images have been taken from inside a large truck. TAKE SPECIAL CARE with garbage trucks as they can be operated from both right and left sides - which further increases… Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – Sharing the Road with Trucks
Roundabouts seem to have sprung up all over the city and seem to be causing a bit of confusion to cyclists. Remember that you are a vehicle according to The Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) you need to maneuver a Roundabout as a driver of a vehicle approach the roundabout 1 m from the curb… Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – Navigating a Roundabouts – where you should be and why?
As the weather improves, sections of the NCC multiuse pathways simply can’t safely accommodate the volume of eclectic traffic: pedestrians, baby strollers, toddlers, senior citizens, dog walkers, joggers, roller bladers, wheelchairs, Canada geese and, especially, speeding cyclists. PLEASE respect the speed limit of 20 kilometers per hour ride in single file ring your bell and… Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – NCC multiuse pathways