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.
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 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
Tips for sharing the road and preventing collisions
Tips for parents
Your children will need to learn how to cycle safely wherever they ride. Check the following link for some tips.