5 Rules for Safely Using Bicycles

If you use Community Cycle, you can avoid complications when purchasing a bicycle or when renting a parking spot. Please follow the rules when using this service.

With the enactment of a revision of the Road Traffic Act on June 1, 2015, if a bicycle rider repeatedly breaks rules and rides dangerously, they are required to attend a lecture on riding a bicycle.
For details, please see the bicycle traffic safety rule book on the website of the the government's online traffic rules and manners for bicyclists. For the correct ways to ride a bicycle, see the government's online traffic rules and manners for bicyclists.

5 Rules for Safely Using Bicycles

  • 1. In principle, bicycles must be used on the road, not on the sidewalk.
  • 2. Ride on the left-hand side of the road. (Riding on the right-hand side is prohibited.)
  • 3. When riding on the sidewalk, give way to pedestrians by riding slowly on the side closest to the road.
  • 4. Obey safety rules:
    - Do not ride after drinking alcohol, do not ride double, and do not ride side-by-side with other bicycles.
    - Use a light at night.
    - Obey traffic lights and stop at crossings to check safety.
  • 5. Children must wear helmets.
    Not only children but let's wear helmets as adults, too!

For details, please see the 5 Rules for Safely Using Bicycles on the website of National Police Agency.