Personal Safety When Out on Your Bike

Tanglewood-Hillsdale Community Association’s Neighbourhood Watch[1] reminds current and new residents that we live is a cohesive neighbourhood that has a pathway circuit through the west and central part of our neighbourhood, taking you through the Park near our Community Centre.  While enjoy your trips on your bike, respect those who use pathways for walking or roller blading.   Always remain aware of your surroundings. The City of Ottawa released a new cycling map at the end of 2011. A copy can be bought for $2 at City Client Services Centres.

Cyclists under the age of eighteen years are required by law to wear a helmet while operating a bicycle, and the chinstrap of the helmet must be securely fastened under the chin.  Over eighteen year olds are also encouraged to use a helmet.  Be a desirable role model.

Cyclists who are asked to stop by the police should expect to provide your name and address.

Injury prevention:

Crime prevention

02/12  THCA: Neighbourhood Watch

[1] [1] Material for this factsheet was adapted from Ottawa’s Citizens for Safe Cycling and Ottawa Police websites