There are rules for cyclists as well as drivers.

Five rules for cyclists

1.In principle, cyclists should ride on the left side of the street and use sidewalks only in exceptional case.

2.Cyclists must obey traffic lights at intersectios and check for safety after coming to a full stop.

3.Must turn on the light at night.

4.Cyclists are prohibited from riding under the influence of alcohol.

5.Wear a bicycle helmet.

*Please see the below for the details of traffic rules (Hokkaido Prefectural Police Website / English page)

Hokkaido Prefectural Police Website