Bicycle Path

A Bicycle Path (or Cycle Path) is a track, path, track or lane designated for use by cyclists from which motorised traffic is generally excluded.


Australian Road Rules

The Australian Road Rules define a bicycle path as a "length of path beginning at a bicycle path sign or bicycle path road marking, and ending at the nearest of the following:

(a) an end bicycle path sign or end bicycle path road marking;
(b) a separated footpath sign or separated footpath road marking;
(c) a road (except a road-related area);
(d) the end of the path.


The Austroads Glossary of Terms defines a bicycle path as "a path or path section intended for the exclusive use of cyclists."

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External Links & References

  1. Bike Qld
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Google Search
  4. Australian Road Rules Regulation 239 (Austlii)
  5. Melbourne Bicycle Path Network (Big Yak)
  6. Is cycling safe? Yes, much more than we thought - Sara Stace (March 2016)
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