City of Port Lincoln

Cycling Laws

Riding on Footpaths

New laws have come into effect from 25 October 2015 allowing people of all ages to ride their bikes on footpaths unless a sign is posted that specifically prohibits doing so. 

When riding on a footpath or a shared path, a cyclist must:

  • Keep to the left unless it is impracticable to do so;
  • Give way to any pedestrian on the footpath or shared path; and
  • Give a warning (by bell, horn or other means) to pedestrians or others using the footpath, if it is necessary to avert danger.

If a cyclist is riding on the road the new laws require a person driving to keep a minimum distance of one metre from a person cycling when passing in a 60km/h or less speed zone and 1.5 metres where the speed limit is over 60km/h. 

For further information you can go to the My Licence website by clicking on the following link and or the Local Goverenment Association has provided a New Cycling Laws Frequently Asked Questions for your information.


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