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Pathway etiquette: A safety video

Communicating with other pathway users helps everyone stay safe by working together. Check out our safety video, co-produced with Safer Roads Ottawa, to learn how you can help keep our pathways safe.

Bike safety ABCs: A safety video

It takes air, brakes and a well-functioning chain to keep your bike rolling safely. Check out our bike safety ABCs video, co-produced with Safer Roads Ottawa, to learn these basics of safely maintaining your bike. 

Lights on bikes: A safety video

Ontario requires you to have a white light on the front of your bike, and a red light or reflector on the rear to ensure that drivers, pedestrians and other bike riders can see you riding when there is low or no light. There are also requirements to add relective materials to your bike. All the details can be found in subsection 62 (17) of the Highway Traffic Act.

Check out our safety video, co-produced with Safer Roads Ottawa, to learn more about the importance of having lights on your bike. Ce vidéo est également disponible en français.

Maintaining your bike

Safety starts with proper equipment. It's important to keep your bike in good running order in order to be safe and comfortable on the road. You can maintain your bike yourself, or you can take it to a local bicycle store.


Don't get doored! Really. There is a danger zone for cyclists next to parked cars.


Ottawa's road suffer from harsh winters. Potholes are common, especially in the second half of winter and in early spring.

Report a Road Problem

Report that pothole or crack now!

You can report road or city pathway hazards on the appropriate form at Service Ottawa's Roads & Transportation Section (preferred option)

Call: 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 (24 hours)

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