Rules and Safety

Before starting to ride, bicycle riders should be familiar with bicycle standards and equipment, legislation for use of shared paths, roads, intersections and footpaths.

Read the Department of Transport’s document below. Visit for more.

Best Practice Guides to Cycling

As riders we cannot directly control the attitudes, thoughts and behaviours of other road users, but we can control our own behaviour and etiquette and if we uphold the highest of standards this will in turn, over time, result in respect from others.

The Best Practice Guides do not outline road rules – they communicate principles that you won’t find in a rulebook and we hope that they are widely adopted within the cycling community.
With this in mind, in consultation with numerous stakeholders, we have developed a series of “Best Practice Guides” to riding. The project was made possible through funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account.