Thumbs Up WR and Safety Tips

Thumbs Up, Waterloo Region

Thumbs Up, WR is a community campaign directed to both cyclists and motorists, and aims to improve road safety through education, engineering, and enforcement while fostering a community culture of sharing the road.


Safety Tips

Cycling is a fun and healthy activity that most people can do. Cycling can be done for both recreation or transportation.

To learn about the many health benefits of cycling read the article on Discovery News or review the Active Transportation and Health factsheet from Region of Waterloo Public Health & Emergency Services.

There is safety in numbers! It has been shown that as more people cycle regularly in a community, the number of crashes involving cyclists actually decreases over time¹.

  • Be visible. Use lights, reflectors and wear reflective material
  • Be predictable. Signal your intentions, ride with traffic and obey all road signals
  • Always have room to maneuver. Don’t squeeze between curbs and other vehicles

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Tips for sharing the road and preventing collisions

Ministry of Transportation- Cycling Guides

CAN-BIKE- Cycling courses |City of Waterloo’s CAN-Bike page

CAA – Bike Safety

Cycling Safety Booklet

Cycling Brochure


Tips for parents

Your children will need to learn how to cycle safely wherever they ride. Check the following link for some tips.

Cycling into the Future- bike training course

City of Toronto – Wheel Safety

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