Crossrides and Bike Signals

In an effort to promote and support safe cycling, the City will now be implementing more crossrides and bike signals at intersections.

What is a Crossride?

Crossrides allow cyclists to stay on their bikes while crossing through intersections. They may be located where multi-use trails or cycle tracks cross a road. Crossrides are identified with a line of painted squares on both sides of the crossing, and may also include painted bicycle marks. Cyclists do not need to dismount when crossing at a crossride.

What You Need To Know

When Cycling

  • If the intersection has bicycle signals, look for a cyclist pushbutton. If there is a button, push it and wait until the bicycle signal is green.
  • Ride cautiously across the intersection within the crossride. Watch for left- and right-turning vehicles to be sure they see you and are yielding.
  • Travel at a speed that allows you to stop quickly if a vehicle turns across your path.
  • Don’t pass other cyclists within the crossride. If pedestrians are crossing, ring your bell to let them know you are approaching and pass carefully.
  • By law, cyclists must yield to pedestrians on multi-use trails.

When Walking

  • If there is a pedestrian pushbutton, push it. Wait for the ‘Walk’ signal.
  • Cross within the crosswalk.
  • Watch for turning vehicles to be sure drivers see you and are yielding.
  • Look around as you cross. Do not use electronic devices while crossing.
  • Pedestrians should avoid walking in the crossride.

When Driving

  • When making a turn, look for cyclists and pedestrians who are approaching or crossing the intersection.
  • Signal your turn early, giving other road users time to react.
  • Check your blind spot before turning.
  • Drivers must yield to cyclists in the crossride.

For more information about cycling in Mississauga, please visit www.mississaugabikes.ca.

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