- Last updated:
- 29 Mar 2019
White bike symbols - for bicycles onlyBicycle lanes marked with a white bicycle symbol are for the use of bicycles only. The following rules apply:
- Motor vehicles may use the lane for 50 metres prior to turning.
- Drivers should not park or drive in bicycle lanes unless turning.
- New road rules allow cyclists to choose if they wish to ride in the bicycle lane or not.
Green lanes - for bicycles only
- Green lanes are used where there is a greater safety risk to cyclists, such as at intersections and roundabouts:
- Drivers must pay extra attention where green paint is used as cyclists may need to cross the path of turning traffic.
- Drivers need to ensure that they give cyclists enough room and that they do not cut-off cyclists when moving outside lanes to turn.
Yellow bike symbols - cars and cyclists shareWhen there isn’t enough space on the road for a bicycle lane, yellow bicycle symbols are used to remind road users that cyclists and motorists are sharing the road. The following rules apply:
- Drivers should not overtake cyclists in these zones until there is enough room to safely pass or until the road widens.
- When the symbol sits in the centre of the traffic lane cyclists can use the entire lane.
- Drivers need to be aware that cyclists should ride at least one metre from parked vehicles to avoid being hit by opening doors.