Cycling for Recreation is about "Safe exercise." Cycling for Transport is also about "Safe low-emission travel"
This blog STRONGLY OPPOSES certain reforms VicRoads is currently considering:
“under one suggested reform,
cyclists could be allowed to treat red lights as Give Way signs.
And the same could also APPLY at pedestrian lights."
Also "PERMITTING cyclists, riding cautiously, to proceed past a stationary tram;" "allowing teenagers to ride on footpaths"
(Herald Sun) Pete Dowe
Road Rule 250. Riding on a footpath or shared path give way to any pedestrian on the footpath or shared path. give way means the rider must slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision
Road Rule 250. Riding on a footpath or shared path
(1) The rider of a bicycle who is 12 years old or older must
not ride on a footpath.
(2) Subrule (1) does
not apply to a rider in the circumstances specified by the
Corporation by notice published in the Government Gazette.
Note Footpath is defined in the dictionary.
Victoria Government Gazette P 2 28 October 1999 193
(3) The rider of a bicycle riding on a footpath or shared
(a) keep to the left of the footpath or shared path unless
it is impracticable
to do so; and
(b) give way to any pedestrian on the footpath or shared
Note 1 Pedestrian is defined in rule 18, and shared
path is defined in rule 242.
Note 2 For subrule (2),
give way means the rider must slow down and,
if necessary, stop to
avoid a collision
“But all path users have to take responsibility for the
safety and enjoyment of others,” Mr Carpenter said.
“For bike riders, this means they always have to give way to
people on foot, so they have to travel at a speed which enables them to stop
Bicycle Network Victoria Bayside Leader 21 Apr 2015
“You can’t expect not to be
subject to the law
if you want to be treated equally”
Klaus Mueller, (former) President, CycleSport Victoria
(Road law-breakers risk going to jail)
Mordialloc Chelsea Leader May 18th 2009
"In fact, (Bicycle Network Victoria's) Mr Brennan said he had clocked riders doing 40km/h on a stretch between Toorak Road and Waverley." Bicycle Network Victoria's Gary Brennan said
"the fact infrastructure in Melbourne had not kept up with the huge
increase in cycling numbers was a factor in tensions between cyclists
and motorists." "The fact so many new riders were taking to the roads meant there
were a big group of "newbie" cyclists who had yet to learn the best way
to conduct themselves on the roads,
some "outlier" cyclists were "doing stupid things" and creating risks
by using apps to record competing times on some segments of busy
commuter bike paths.
caller who claimed to have clocked cyclists at 35km/h on some stretches
of Gardiner's Creek path was probably correct, he said.
In fact, Mr Brennan said he had clocked riders doing 40km/h on a stretch between Toorak Road and Waverley.