Highways and Public Works

Pedestrian and Bike Road Users

Tips to Make Road Use Safer for Pedestrians, Motorcyclists and Cyclists


Pedestrians should:    
  • Obey the rules of the road; cross at intersections or in pedestrian safety zones.
  • Be vigilant at both intersection and non-intersection locations.
  • Never run into the roadway from behind stopped or parked vehicles.
  • Walk against traffic along roadsides without sidewalks or on rural roadways.
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing when walking, especially at night.
  • Never assume that vehicles will yield, even if you have the right-of-way.


Motorcyclists should:

  • Never drink and ride.
  • Be vigilant at both intersection and non-intersection locations, on both urban and rural roadways.
  • Always obey posted speed limits.
  • Always wear safety helmets.


Cyclists should:

  • Always wear cycling helmets.
  • Always obey the rules of the road.
  • Use a light (front and back) at night.
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing when riding, especially at night.
  • Be vigilant at both intersection and non-intersection locations, especially in urban areas.
  • Never assume that vehicles will yield, even if you have the right-of-way.


All drivers should:

  • Always be on the lookout for and yield to vulnerable road users, even if they don't have the right-of-way.
  • Always obey traffics signals and traffic control signs.
  • Pay particular attention to younger children playing on streets and to senior citizens crossing at intersections.
  • Pay particular attention to workers in temporary work zones.
  • Be prepared for vulnerable road users to appear unexpectedly at both intersection and non-intersection locations, on both urban and rural roadways.

 

Contact Transport Services

Government of Yukon
Department of Highways and Public Works
Box 2703 (W-17)
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6

Phone: (867) 667-5832
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5832
Fax: (867) 667-5799
Email: road.safety@gov.yk.ca