bike safety signRecent modifications to the Highway Safety Code allow municipalities to let cyclists use sidewalks where designated lanes for cyclists are not feasible and when cycling on the roadway is considered to be too dangerous. 
 
The City of Beaconsfield has therefore recently installed signs informing road users that cyclists are now allowed on St-Charles Boulevard sidewalks, between Highway 20 and Kirkland City limits.
 
However, we would like to remind you that this new configuration comes with certain obligations on the part of cyclists. A cyclist using the sidewalk must travel at a safe and reasonable speed and always give priority to pedestrians.
 
When approaching a pedestrian, the cyclist has the obligation to reduce his speed to ensure that the pedestrian is aware of his presence and to pass beside the pedestrian only if there is enough available space. Failure to comply with these rules could result in fines.
 
For more information, visit codesecuriteroutiere.gouv.qc.ca