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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 239

Pedestrians on a bicycle path or separated footpath

239 Pedestrians on a bicycle path or separated footpath

(1) A pedestrian must not be on a bicycle path, or a part of a separated footpath designated for the use of bicycles, unless the pedestrian:
(a) is crossing the bicycle path or separated footpath by the shortest safe route, and
(b) does not stay on the bicycle path or separated footpath for longer than necessary to cross the bicycle path or separated footpath safely.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Bicycle" is defined in the Dictionary, and
"bicycle path" and
"separated footpath" are defined in subrule (4).
Note 2 : Rule 336 deals with how parts of a separated footpath are designated for bicycle riders and pedestrians.
(2) However, a pedestrian may be on a bicycle path, or a part of a separated footpath designated for the use of bicycles, if:
(a) the pedestrian is:
(i) in or pushing a wheelchair, or
(ii) on rollerblades, rollerskates or a similar wheeled recreational device, and
(b) there is no traffic control device, or information on or with a traffic control device, applying to the bicycle path or separated footpath that indicates that the pedestrian is not permitted to be on the bicycle path or the part of the separated footpath designated for the use of bicycles.
Note 1 :
"Traffic control device" ,
"wheelchair" ,
"wheeled recreational device" and
"with" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Rule 243 (2) provides that a person travelling on rollerblades, rollerskates, or a similar wheeled recreational device, on a bicycle path, or a part of a separated footpath designated for the use of bicycles, must keep out of the path of any bicycle.
(3) A pedestrian who is crossing a bicycle path, or a part of a separated footpath designated for the use of bicycles, must keep out of the path of any bicycle, or any pedestrian who is permitted under subrule (2) to be on the bicycle path, or the part of the separated footpath designated for the use of bicycles.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(4) In these Rules:

"bicycle path" means a length of path beginning at a bicycle path sign or bicycle path road marking, and ending at the nearest of the following:
(a) an end bicycle path sign or end bicycle path road marking,
(b) a separated footpath sign or separated footpath road marking,
(c) a road (except a road related area),
(d) the end of the path.
Note :
"Road related area" is defined in rule 13.

"bicycle path road marking" means a road marking on a path, consisting of a bicycle symbol, the words "bicycles only", or both the bicycle symbol and the word "only".
Note :
"Bicycle symbol" is defined in the Dictionary.

"end bicycle path road marking" means a bicycle path road marking with the word "end".

"end separated footpath road marking" means a separated footpath road marking with the word "end".

"separated footpath" means a length of footpath beginning at a separated footpath sign or separated footpath road marking, and ending at the nearest of the following:
(a) an end separated footpath sign or end separated footpath road marking,
(b) a bicycle path sign or bicycle path road marking,
(c) a no bicycles sign or no bicycles road marking,
(d) a road (except a road related area),
(e) the end of the footpath.
Note :
"Footpath" and
"no bicycles road marking" are defined in the Dictionary.

"separated footpath road marking" means a road marking on a footpath consisting of a pedestrian symbol and a bicycle symbol side by side, with or without the word "only".
Note :
"Pedestrian symbol" is defined in the Dictionary.
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Note for diagrams : A separated footpath sign may have the pedestrian symbol and the bicycle symbol reversed--see rule 316 (4).



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