Cycling has become increasingly popular in recent years as more people discover its fitness, economic and environmental benefits.
Bicycle lanes are provided on some Tasmanian roads for the exclusive use of cyclists.
The key to safe and enjoyable cycling is to anticipate the actions of other road users which means being alert and looking ahead.
Cyclists can travel two abreast, not more than 1.5 metres apart and take the whole lane if necessary to be visible.
When you a riding:
- Wear a helmet and obey the road rules
- Wear bright coloured clothes and have a bright white light at the front of the bike and a bright red one at the back
- Ride predictably and always signal to motorists a change of direction.
When you are driving:
- Be patient and cautious near cyclists
- Allow at least one metre clearance when passing cyclists
- Always check your mirrors before opening the car door
- Indicate your intentions in traffic.
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