Council's shared paths are for the use of both bicycle riders and pedestrians, to courteously share the facility.
Bicycle riders please:
- Ring your bell well ahead of the pedestrian.
- Ride past the pedestrian at a slow pace.
- Keep to the left to allow space for bicycle riders to pass.
- Hold children by the hand, and keep dogs on lead.
Tips to teach children when learning to ride
- If riding on the footpath (legal for those under 12 years only) always stop at each intersection to look for traffic, especially turning vehicles.
- Pedestrians can be startled by being buzzed by bicycle riders. It is courteous to ring well ahead and to leave plenty of space when passing a pedestrian. Ride very slowly near pedestrians, especially seniors and young children.
- For a helmet to be useful, it has to be fitted well and the clip has to be done up (otherwise it will fall off in a bump or fall). For helmet laws and correct fitting guide visit Transport for NSW.