Cycling road rules review

As part of the Victorian State Government’s Road Safety Action Plan 2013-2016, we’re currently reviewing Victoria’s Cycling Road Rules. 

This review explored ways to:

  • increase awareness of road rules relating to cycling
  • encourage safe and respectful behaviours from all road users
  • better protect bike riders' and other road users' safety.

As part of this review, we:

  • conducted two online surveys to find out how well the public understands existing cycling-related road rules (with 10,500 Victorian responses)
  • examined the latest research, literature and cycling crash statistics
  • interviewed key cycling stakeholders, community interest groups and local councils.

This information was then considered in a report prepared by an independent consultant.

View the independent consultant's Cycling Road Rules Review Summary Report [PDF 313 Kb].

To view the full report, please order a copy at [email protected]

Project status

We've reviewed the recommendations in this report, and discussed, tested and debated them with key stakeholders. An update of where we have got to with our deliberations is provided here:

What happens next?

  • Special projects progressed on left hand turn and roundabout road rules, bus lane use, riding on footpaths in specific circumstances, and finalisation of VicRoads Worksite Traffic Management Review
  • Communication implementation continues.


Activity Dates Status 
Research begins October 2013                Complete 
Road user survey June 2014
Final Review report March 2015 Complete 
Consultation on recommendations finalised February 2016  Complete 
Communication and marketing developed  September 2016  Complete 
Communication and marketing delivery 1 April - September 2017  Complete
First road rule amendments incorporated into the Act July 2017  Complete 
Communication [CUT and marketing delivery] February-Dec 2018 Complete
Special projects finalised  December 2017  Ongoing
Communication and marketing delivery 111 February - June 2019 Complete

Contact us

For further information on the Cycling Road Rules Review please use the ‘contact us’ section.

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