(1) A driver (except
the rider of a bicycle) must not drive in a bicycle lane, unless the driver is
permitted to drive in the bicycle lane under this rule or rule 158.
"Bicycle" is defined in the dictionary.
Rule 158 provides additional exceptions applying to this rule, and also
provides a defence to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against this
(2) If stopping or
parking is permitted at a place in a bicycle lane under another law of this
jurisdiction, a driver may drive for up to 50 metres in the bicycle lane to
stop or park at that place.
Part 12 deals with parking and restricted stopping areas.
(3) A driver may drive
for up to 50 metres in a bicycle lane if—
driver is driving a public bus, public minibus or taxi, and is dropping off or
picking up, passengers; and
there is not another law of this jurisdiction prohibiting the driver from
driving in the bicycle lane.
"Public bus", "public minibus" and "taxi" are defined in the dictionary.
(4) A "bicycle lane"
is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane—
beginning at a bicycle lane sign applying to the lane, or a road marking
comprising both a white bicycle symbol and the word "lane" painted in white;
ending at the nearest of the following:
an end bicycle lane sign applying to the lane, or a road
marking comprising both a white bicycle symbol and the words "end lane"
painted in white;
an intersection (unless the lane is at the unbroken side
of the continuing road at a T-intersection or continued across the
intersection by broken lines);
if the road ends at a dead end—the end of the road.
"Continuing road", "intersection", "marked lane" and "T-intersection" are
defined in the dictionary.
Bicycle lane sign
End bicycle lane sign
Note for diagrams—
There are a number of other permitted versions of the bicycle lane sign, and
another permitted version of the end bicycle lane sign—see the diagrams
in Schedule 3.