Cyclists and motorists are expected to safely share the road. Bicycles are classified as vehicles under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act and have the same rights and legal responsibilities as other roadway users.

There are provincial laws designed for your safety, regardless of where you ride.

Cycling safety

Rules of the road

  • Cyclists must obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Cycling is not permitted on sidewalks except where permitted by a traffic control device such as a sign. If you must use the sidewalk, walk beside your bike.
  • When riding outside of a bicycle lane, cyclists must ride as close to the curb as possible, accounting for parked cars as obstacles.
  • Cyclists or passengers who are under 18 years of age must wear an approved bicycle helmet.
  • The recommended speed limit on our trails in 20 km/h.

Bike lanes

Bike lanes have been established along the following roads:

  • South Railway Street
  • 12 Street NE / NW
  • Division Avenue N
  • College Drive SE

Cycling Master Plan

Want adventure?

Check out our multi-use trails on Trailforks. These trails connect with the Heritage Trail Network and are popular for mountain bike enthusiasts.  

Photo Gallery: Trails will appear here on the public site.

people cycling along a trail


The Heritage Trail offers more than 115 km of trails to access open areas to play, playgrounds, off-leash areas, sports fields, and more.