Bicycles are vehicles and, under the law, bike riders have the same rights and responsibilities as car drivers.

To stay safe when riding, make sure you obey the road rules, ride in a sensible and predictable manner, and share the road respectfully and safely with other road users. It is also important to have the right bike safety gear and keep your bike in good order.

For bike safety information and resources, see:

We will soon be offering a range of cycling education workshops covering key cycling skills, including bike maintenance.

Riding on the footpath

You can only ride on the footpath if you are under 12 years old or you are an adult accompanying a child under 12.

If you are riding on a footpath, make sure you keep to the left, slow down when overtaking and give way to pedestrians.

Riding on a shared path

Shared paths are for people of all ages and paces, including cyclists, pedestrians, joggers, children on scooters or roller skates, families with prams and dog walkers, as well as people using wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

A shared path is identified by a sign with an image of a pedestrian and a bike on a path.

When riding or walking on a shared path, be considerate of other path users to keep our shared paths safe and enjoyable for everyone.