Obeying the following signs and rules will help everyone enjoy their trip out. It also helps to adopt a cautious attitude when on a bike, be aware of what’s around you, and be predictable with your own position on a bikeway or road when riding.
Cycling Brisbane runs on-road and off-road courses which include information on the rules that people riding a bike should observe. You can also attend one of our In Your Neighbourhood events to chat with one of our staff about signs and rules.
Below is a number of signs you may encounter while riding in Brisbane:
Bike riders keep left and pedestrians are not to block the path. As an early warning to people walking or running, it is a good idea to sound your bell early, and slow down when overtaking.
Both bike riders and pedestrians/runners have their own pathway, but all users need to be mindful of each other.
Only people riding bikes are permitted to use these paths.
The bikeway crosses a road ahead and bike riders need to give way to people who are driving.
The bikeway crosses a pedestrian crossing ahead and bike riders need to give way if necessary.
These are reference codes for emergency services to locate you if you need assistance.
Riding is not allowed beyond this point – people riding a bike must dismount and walk.
This is an area marked on the road at a multi-lane intersection where a person riding a bike can do a ‘hook turn’.
These are dedicated areas for you to stop at a red light ahead of the other traffic.
These lanes are dedicated to bike riders and the green surface improves traction when riding in wet conditions. It is not compulsory to ride in these lanes. People riding a bike can also use bus and transit lanes.
Queensland Government are responsible for the road rules on Queensland roads. As a bicycle rider, you have rights and responsibilities like all other road users.
In addition to obeying general road rules like all road users, there are specific rules for bicycles.
Visit the Queensland Government website to find out what road rules apply for bicycle riders.
The One Metre Matters law requires people driving to stay at least 1 metre away from bike riders while overtaking at speeds of up to 60 km/h, and at least 1.5 metres when overtaking above 60km/h.
You can also view this video on Council's YouTube account.
Alternatively you can read the video transcript.