Cyclists must obey road rules and regulations.   If you are cycling in Strathfield Municipality, please follow these safety guidelines:

  • Obey road rules, for example, stop at stop signs.
  • Keep left on the road (about 1 metre out from the gutter is advised)
  • Riders must use hand signals when stopping and turning.
  • Cyclists should walk their bikes across pedestrian crossings.
  • Bicycles must have a bell or horn.
  • For cycling at night, bicycles must have a white light at the front and a red light and reflector at the rear.
  • Bicycle maintenance is vital for safe cycling.  Make sure your bike undergoes regular safety inspections, checking for loose steering and wheel bearings.  Always check that the brakes, tyres, chain, pedals, lights reflectors and bell are clean and in good working order.
  • It is illegal to ride under the influence of alcohol.
  • Serious bike accidents must be reported to a police station.
  • Helmet wearing in compulsory by law in NSW and penalties apply for violations. All children and adults must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle in a public place.  This also applies to smaller children in baby seats or on a bicycle with training wheels.
  • Purchase helmets that meet Australian Standards.
  • Keep to the left of the footpath or shared path.
  • Give way to pedestrians on the footpath or shared path.
  • An adult must not ride a bicycle on a footpath unless the adult is accompanying a child under the age of 12 who is also riding on the footpath.

For further information on cycling visit the Burwood Strathfield Bicycle User Group website at www.burstbug.org.au or visit Bicycling NSW or Survive the Ride.