Trail Etiquette

City of Brampton created these trail user safety tips for both cyclists and pedestrians. “Brampton is a HEALTHY and SAFE city”.

Brampton Trail User Safety
Cyclists Ride Safely

Cyclists and pedestrians must safely share the trail

Ring your bell or call out. It’s the law in Ontario to have a bell or horn!

Slow down and ring the bell well in advance of pedestrians so they have time to move to the right of the path. If they don’t appear to hear, ring it again and call out “passing on your left”. You don’t want people startled or to jump out in front of the bike.

Our trails meander through ravines with ‘blind’ corners. If you can’t see around the bend, ring your bell to warn pedestrians you are coming.

Watch your Speed

If you are an experienced cyclist, you need to ride very slowly on the trails.

If you want to cycle faster, select a road to your comfort level. Brampton has roads with lower volumes of traffic and many new bike lanes. Check Brampton Trail Maps and Bike Routes.

If you are a newer or less confident cyclist, consider registering for our Pedalwise program.

Pedestrians have the Right of Way

You must slow down and yield to pedestrians. They are the most vulnerable trail and road users.

No Littering!

Deposit your waste in the City’s garbage cans along the trail. If your waste is recyclable, do the right thing by taking it home to your own recycling bin. Let’s keep Brampton green and clean!

Other Useful Cycling Safety Tips

BikeBrampton displays Trail User Safety
BikeBrampton members display City of Brampton’s Trail User Safety Poster at BikeWrx Pop-up Café in Chinguacousy Park, 2020.

Caledon Trailway Etiquette

Caledon Trailway Etiquette sign