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What is a road related area?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scientia et Labore Nov 10. 6 Replies

Just saw 2 bicycle coppers busting a rather upset lady cyclist in moore park on the shared path near the footbridge on south dowling street.Just wondering, does a shared path in a public path…Continue

How to execute a hook turn?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Oct 28, 2016. 20 Replies

When riding up oxford street away from the city, I need to turn right into Crown Street but I'm always in the leftmost bus lane with the rest of the bike riders..So usually, if I see the light turn…Continue

3 way bike lanterns at corner of Oxford st and Flinders st

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Sep 30, 2016. 4 Replies

Often when I am riding to the city along Oxford st I am stopped at a red traffic light at the Flinders street intersection when the the 3 pedestrian crossings and bike lanterns at this intersection…Continue

Clipped by a car's side mirror when being overtaken

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter H May 7. 18 Replies

My babysitter was riding her bike yesterday, when a motorist passed too close and clipped her with his wing mirror. it nearly knocked her off her bike and hurt her elbow.The motorist was aware he hit…Continue

 

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Scientia et Labore replied to Paul's discussion What is a road related area?
"I hope the lady hasn't been put off cycling."
Nov 10
Jim Frech replied to Paul's discussion What is a road related area?
"Yes - NSW road rules (helmet rules) apply to (surprisingly) users of any public space. "(c) an area that is not a road and that is open to the public and designated for use by cyclists or animals, (d) an area that is not a road and that is open…"
Nov 10
PeterT replied to Paul's discussion What is a road related area?
"1c means the cops were in their gleeful and NSW encouraged right to prey on the woman and nake her feel ike a common criminal"
Nov 9
Duncan replied to Paul's discussion What is a road related area?
"No - NSW road rules apply to (not surprisingly), users of roads and road-related areas (as defined by JM). You cannot be pinged for riding helmetless in other places (but be aware of just how broad 'road-related' is)."
Nov 9
centurion48 replied to Paul's discussion What is a road related area?
"I assume you are suggesting she was being booked for not wearing a helmet. From what I understand, a cyclist must wear a helmet whenever riding a bike in public. It does not seem to matter if this is on a road, a road related area, a shared path or…"
Nov 9
James Mahon replied to Paul's discussion What is a road related area?
"I think road-related areas now extend in to classrooms. To be safe I would just assume every where is a road related area and dress accordingly. Think hi-vis, flags, flashing lights, plastic hats etc... But since you asked, the road rules say: 13…"
Nov 9
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What is a road related area?

Just saw 2 bicycle coppers busting a rather upset lady cyclist in moore park on the shared path near the footbridge on south dowling street.Just wondering, does a shared path in a public path classify as a road related area for the purposes of mandatory helmet laws?See More
Nov 9
Peter H replied to Paul's discussion Clipped by a car's side mirror when being overtaken
"From: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety-rules/road-rules/overtaking.htmlYou must overtake on the right unless a vehicle is waiting to turn right, is stationary, or if you and the other vehicle are travelling in marked lanes. In…"
May 7
Jake Simon Piddock replied to Paul's discussion Clipped by a car's side mirror when being overtaken
"This is what I would do, at least you will get some peace of mind. What a shame"
May 6
James Mahon replied to noelbike's discussion How to execute a hook turn?
"Girl walking her scooter across nearly taken out there yesterday, Sunday. Only young, got ahead of her parents who were yelling cross half way only but she kept going - her Dad just got her hand, and he was pushing a stroller. So close -…"
Nov 14, 2016
Paul replied to Paul's discussion How to execute a hook turn?
"This is really useful, I always wondered how the people I saw riding up oxford rejoined me on the bourke street path.Especially since I just discovered my "run the amber hook turn without stopping at a no right turn intersection" manoeuvre…"
Oct 28, 2016
Bob Moore replied to Paul's discussion How to execute a hook turn?
"Yep, the white line is right on the intersection, no room to store legally for a hook turn. You'd hope you wouldn't get pinged for storing behind the line there. I've turned right at Riley, by hopping off onto the footpath (it being…"
Oct 27, 2016
PeterT replied to Paul's discussion How to execute a hook turn?
"Don't worry, the cops will make you feel like a hardened criminal anyway"
Oct 27, 2016
Colin replied to Paul's discussion How to execute a hook turn?
"Yep, that's how I do it, although I add some flair - I turn left into Palmer, and then immediately right into the alleyway parallel to Oxford which spits me out at Taylor Square, ready to cross the big intersection and slot onto the Bourke St…"
Oct 27, 2016
Dabba replied to Paul's discussion How to execute a hook turn?
"I think that if I was fined for breaking the road rules but for doing something that made it safer for me, I would contest it. There are times when the law is an ass!"
Oct 27, 2016
Jason B replied to Paul's discussion How to execute a hook turn?
"At the moral level I agree, because the hook turn removes both the traffic blocking and the collision risks of the right turn, and its just a shortened version of the method a motorist would use (ie do a U-turn in the side street), but even if it…"
Oct 27, 2016

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Commuting, Recreational
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Randwick
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a mean looking black giant talon with mudguards

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