Learn the rules of the road and how to ride safely and legally in Cape Town. Follow our Street Code for responsible cycling and help make the streets safer for all.
The Street Code highlights 12 essential rules and responsibilities that cyclists need to know to ride safely and legally. It encourages mutal respect between all road users and calls on cyclists to lead by example and become ambassadors for safer, calmer and more livable streets.
As cyclists it’s important to know our rights and responsibilities as road users. According to S.A. traffic laws, bicycles are regarded as vehicles. We have the same right to safe passage as anyone else on the road and are also required to follow road rules and cycle legislation.
If you are involved in a cycle accident, follow these steps to ensure that you receive a fair response from the police and collect the info that you may need for future legal/ insurance issues. Always report incidents (no matter how small) to ensure better police action and policies in the future.