Edmonton’s Safe Passing Distance Bylaw provides clear guidance for how much room people driving need to leave to safely pass people biking on the street. Passing at a safe distance helps make sure everyone gets to their destination incident-free.
Four things to keep in mind when passing people cycling and scooting on the street:
- Pass safe, leave space; leave 1 metre between you and the person biking where the speed limit is 60 km/h or less, and 1.5 metres where the speed limit is greater than 60 km/h
- You may cross the solid yellow line, when safe, to give the required space
- People biking or scooting on the street may be riding in the middle of the lane to avoid obstacles and debris close to the curb
- Wait until it’s safe to pass, it won’t add much time to your trip