Cycling & Active Transportation

Woman in bike helmet cycling in downtown Prince George.
Active transportation refers to any form of body-powered transportation such as cycling, walking, and wheelchair use.

Bike routes

Pick up the pocket-sized "Bikeways and Bike Lanes Map" at the City Hall Service Centre or at local bike stops. The map includes all route and sign info needed to safely bike around Prince George. A digital copy is also available for download.

Bike safely on roads

Travelling around Prince George by bike is a great way to get outdoor exercise, but it can also be risky for a cyclist. Share the road responsibly with other drivers by following these road rules:

As a cyclist, you're required to:

  • Wear approved bicycle helmets.
  • Have a front white light and rear red light, if riding after sunset or before sunrise.
  • Ride on the right, in the same direction as traffic.
  • NOT ride abreast of another cyclist.
  • NOT pass on the right, unless in a bike lane or passing a vehicle turning left.
  • NOT ride on sidewalks.
  • NOT ride on crosswalks.
  • Yield when transit buses signal their intention to pull out into traffic.

You can also further safety-proof your journey by:

  • Putting reflective materials on their bicycle and clothing.
  • Using a bell to alert others.
  • Riding one metre from the edge of the road or parked cars.
  • Choosing to take up the whole lane when the curb lane is narrow.
  • Riding in a straight lane.
  • Using hand signals.
  • NOT making a left turn from the right side of the road.
  • NOT wearing headphones while biking.

Bike support around Prince George

If you don't feel like biking from one end of Prince George to the other, but still want to get some cycling in, you can bring your bike along for a bus ride. City transit comes equipped with bicycle racks that can carry up to two bikes at a time and are available on all scheduled buses.

Looking for a place to park your bike in downtown Prince George? Free bicycle racks are also located throughout the downtown area and at civic facilities. Private businesses may also have racks available for customer use.

City trails

Fancy taking a bike ride (or a stroll) off busy streets and roads? Visit our 106 kilometres of trails located throughout Prince George. Many of these trails wind through parks and green spaces like Ginter's Meadow, Cottonwood Island Nature Park, and Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park and have accessible features, park benches, and more.

Pedestrian traffic

Active transportation covers moving about without the benefit of bicycles or cars. That's why part of our goal to encourage healthy, active, and accessible living in Prince George includes a strategy to make walking around our city safer and more efficient. 

Part of this strategy involves improving pedestrian crossings in busy areas to enhance our city's "walkability" factor. This and other priorities make up our Pedestrian Crossing Strategy. 

If you want to learn more about how we're aiming to make Prince George friendlier for walkers: