Courtesy and Safety on the Capital Pathway
Share the Path
Over the past decade, the number of pathway users (including pedestrians, runners, cyclists, in-line skaters and mobility-impaired people) has increased sharply. The following rules help keep the pathways safe and fun for everyone.
All Pathway Users
- Keep to the right.
- Check behind and ahead of you before moving across the pathway or turning.
- Move completely off the pathway when stopping.
- Keep domestic animals on a leash and clean up after them.
Cyclists and In-line Skaters
- Travel at a safe speed (maximum speed: 20 kilometres/hour). The pathways are for recreational use; to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone, faster cyclists are encouraged to use other more-suitable routes.
- Yield to pedestrians at all times.
- Pass only on the left, after first making sure that the lane is clear ahead and behind.
- Sound your bell or call out a warning before passing.
- Travel in single file.
- In-line skaters: use of poles is prohibited.
- Scooter-type power-assisted bikes are not allowed on the Capital Pathway network.
Capital Pathway Safety Tips
- Cyclists: wear a bicycle helmet.
- In-line skaters: use wrist guards and elbow, knee and head protection. Watch out for cracks in the asphalt.
- Familiarize yourself with the Capital Pathway and know your route.
- Stay on the designated recreational pathways and avoid isolated areas.
- Tell others where you are going.
- Carry a cell phone or whistle.
- Call 911 immediately if you suspect you or someone else is in danger.
- Report any other unsafe conditions (broken glass, potholes, etc.) to the NCC by calling 613-239-5353 or emailing us at email@example.com.