Get used to watching out for potential hazards in the road ahead.
Check over your shoulder frequently to monitor the behaviour of cars that are overtaking you.
Use hand signals to show what you intend to do.
Wear bright, visible clothing, lights and reflectors.
Stay out of cars' blind spots.
Take Your Lane
Ride as much as possible in a straight line, without swerving.
Stay about one meter (a yard) from the curb or the row of parked cars to avoid curbside debris, sewer grates, careless pedestrians and car doors that open suddenly.
In places where there is not enough room for a car to pass you safely, ride in the centre of the lane until there's more room. (This is actually safer than trying to squeeze over to the right to create space for cars.)
Different Bikes Burnaby offers a wide variety of lights, bells and helmets to get you law-abiding citizens rolling along.
Next Week from DB Burnaby: Dressing for Successful Riding