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Police Remind Motorists, Cyclists to Share the Road

July 31, 2012 1:45 PM | News

Cyclists participate in a Bike to Work Day promotional event at the Manitoba legislature in June. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg police are reminding motorists to be mindful of cyclists and to share the road.

Police say warmer weather sees an increased volume of bicycle traffic and motorists need to be aware of them.

“There are times when a roadway may narrow due to construction and cyclists may be forced to ride on the sidewalk. This may pose a risk to pedestrians and as such cyclists are required to dismount and walk their bike around problem areas such as these,” the police service said in a release.

Police encourage cyclists to wear reflective clothing, helmets and operate their bicycle in a safe and legal manner. Officers will be conducting enforcement to ensure vehicles and cyclists are complying with the Highway Traffic Act.