News release

Tune up on safety, rules and etiquette before you ride

City services | June 26, 2023

Head outside and enjoy Mississauga’s 500-kilometre network of multi-use trails, park pathways, bike lanes and signed bike routes. The City’s system of shared paths and trails is expansive and allows you to see Mississauga landmarks and more of the city.

Before heading out for a ride, don’t forget to brush up on safety, rules and etiquette.

Where you can ride your bike, e-scooter or e-bike

Multi-use trails

Paved trails that are separated from the road and are typically next to arterial roads. These are meant for cyclists, pedestrians, e-scooter and e-bike users.

Person riding e-bike with two pedestrians walking on multi-use trail in Mississauga.

Park trails

Can be paved or unpaved trails in parks and conservation areas. These are meant for cyclists, pedestrians and e-bikes under 40 kilograms (e.g. pedal-assist bikes).

Person riding e-bike on park trail with two pedestrians walking.

Bicycle lanes

Located on the road and marked with signs and pavement markings. These are for cyclists, e-scooter and e-bike users only.

Person riding bike on bike lane in Mississauga.

Roads without bicycle lanes

These roads don’t have designated pavement markings for bicycle lanes. Cyclists and e-bike users can use all roads. E-scooter users can only ride on roads with a speed limit of 50 km/h or less.

Person riding e-scooter on road with no bike lanes in Mississauga.

Safety when riding

It’s important to know how to travel safely around Mississauga on an e-bike, e-scooter or bicycle.

  • Obey all road rules, signage, traffic signals and stop signs.
  • Be alert and stay aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay visible to drivers by ensuring your bike and e-bike has a working bell/horn, light and reflectors. You must have a light when riding at night.
  • E-bike users must wear a helmet. Cyclists and e-scooter users must wear a helmet if under the age of 18. However, all riders are encouraged to wear a helmet for their safety.

Close up of person wearing white bike helmet.

Rules and etiquette


  • Pass on the left.
  • Use your bell, give a friendly, verbal warning before passing.
  • Slow down and be extra cautious around older adults, children and pets.
  • Keep to the right of the path, bike lane or multi-use trail.
  • Do not block the path, trail or lane.
  • When biking on the road, use hand signals to show your intent to stop, turn or change lanes.

Person riding bike on park trail in Mississauga.


  • Riders must be 16 years old or older to use an e-scooter.
  • Allowed on multi-use trails, bike lanes and roads with a posted speed limit of 50 km/h or less.
  • Maximum speed is 24 km/h.
  • Are not permitted on sidewalks or park trails.
  • Must be parked upright and placed near a bike rack.

Two people riding e-scooter on multi-use trail across bridge in Mississauga.


  • Riders must be 16 years old or older to use an e-bike.
  • Allowed on multi-use trails, bike lanes or on any roads.
  • Must be less than 40 kilograms to ride on park trails (e.g. pedal-assist bike).
  • Maximum speed is 32 km/h.
  • Are not permitted on sidewalks.

Person riding e-bike in bike lane in Mississauga.

Learn more about cycling, e-scooter or e-bike safety, rules and etiquette. Learn more about cycling in Mississauga.


Media contact

City of Mississauga Media Relations
905-615-3200, ext. 5232
TTY: 905-896-5151