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Qld Road Rules update


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Don't know if anyone has sen these but just in case here are a few update to the rules in Qld specifically for cyclists as released to CQ by the Department of Transport and Main Roads:

 

 

(in summary)

From 1 January 2015 cyclists will be able to:
• ride across zebra and children’s crossings, as long as you stop and check it's safe to do so first (it's still ok to ride on the footpath too)
• ride in a bicycle lane or not, depending on your preference
• ride on a single lane roundabout like any other road user.

 

(in detail)
Cyclists on zebra and children’s crossings
• From 1 January 2015, a cyclist is able to ride across a zebra or children’s crossing as long as they come to a complete stop before doing so. They will then have to proceed slowly and safely, give way to any pedestrians on the crossing and keep to the left of any oncoming cyclists and people using personal mobility devices.
This change will complement the ability of cyclists to ride on footpaths in Queensland. It will also make the rules for cyclists on crossings more consistent for the benefit of all road users and will speed up the journey for cyclists.

Cyclists in bicycle lanes
• From 1 January 2015, a cyclist is able to choose whether or not they wish to ride in a bicycle lane where 1 is provided. The lane is there if they wish to use it but they will not be obliged to use it.
This change is consistent with the rules for other special purpose lanes (for example, buses do not have to use bus lanes and drivers do not have to use transit lanes). It will take away an unnecessary limitation on cyclists using the road as legitimate road users.

Cyclists on roundabouts
• From 1 January 2015, cyclists does not have to ride on the far left side of the road on a single lane roundabout. They will be allowed to ride on any part of the road appropriate for their point of exit on single lane roundabouts.
This change will make the rules for cyclists on all types of roundabouts more consistent for the benefit of all road users and will give cyclists more flexibility about where they wish to ride on single lane roundabouts as legitimate road users.

 

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