Who can ride on footpaths and shared pathways and what are the rules?

Footpaths Unless there are signs that specifically prohibit them, bicycles may be ridden on the footpath by: Children under the age of 16 Adults supervising a child under the age of 16 Children 16 years and older with an adult accompanying another child under the age of 16. Over 16 years bicycle riders cannot rideContinue reading “Who can ride on footpaths and shared pathways and what are the rules?”

Why Australian road rules should be rewritten to put walking first

Published in The Conversation, reposted here: You are walking east on a footpath and come to an unmarked intersection without traffic signals. A vehicle is driving north, across your path. Who has right of way in Australia? Should you step into the road expecting the vehicle to slow down or stop if necessary? Is theContinue reading “Why Australian road rules should be rewritten to put walking first”

Road Rules for Pedestrians: A Diagrammatic Analysis

Most pedestrians and car drivers don’t understand who has right of way at intersections. Road Rule 73 and Road Rule 353 requires drivers who are turning from one street to another to give way to pedestrians crossing the road of the road they are entering but not the road they are leaving. Road Rule 230Continue reading “Road Rules for Pedestrians: A Diagrammatic Analysis”