Was cycling across a road in the city yesterday and got told off by a non-cyclist walking the other way. It was on a pedestrian crossing . I checked the rules when I got home and sure enough , it is…Continue
"The vehicle was initially behind me, and overtook to cut me off. I had riding at about 5 km/h, being cautious near crossings when some drivers bully pedestrians. If I had been riding at 30 km/h, I might have crossed the left traffic…"
"Obviously the driver should have given way.
But, we need to be aware that there's a learning curve here. Drivers backing out of driveways had to get used to cyclists on the footpath, but at least there was a bit of a media campaign announcing…"
"There has long been a road rule for vehicles turning left to give way to pedestrians and cyclists. Also a rule that a cyclist carrying relevant medical certificate is permitted to ride on the footpath and crossings. Now all cyclists are permitted to…"
"(Sigh). I rode past that intersection yesterday evening, and they've undone the good work: the bicycle stop line has been moved back, in line with the main stop line. Nice to hear they're rolling out a few in Scott's area - I guess…"
"Provided you cross sensibly then you shouldn't have a problem. If you try and race across dodging and weaving through pedestrians then that's not so smart. Give the pedestrians time and space and you should be alright."
"I looked up the first one I could think of (Sir Donald Bradman Drive / West Terrace), and the stop line is extended a little further forward for the bicycle lane, presumably for this very reason. That doesn't mean it's done everywhere, of…"
"The humor in this situation is the bicycle push buttons some traffic light intersection use. In more cases than not the cyclist needs to cross the stop line to be able to reach it. By design the cyclist must break the ARR56 you mention in order to…"
"That's a good point, and would also make Daniel's manoeuvre illegal. I don't see any exception for bicycles in ARR 56. (Which says, in a nutshell, you must stop before the stop line, and can't cross it until the lights are green)."
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