Blue Mountains City Council


Cycling Safety

  • Always wear a well-fitting helmet. 
  • Do a safety check of your bike before you head out to ride. 
  • Be seen - wear clothing that is bright and reflective. 
  • Ensure you have the appropriate lights and reflectors. 
  • Plan your trip – where possible pick shared paths and quieter streets. Plan your trip with these resources: Cycling in the Blue Mountains.

New Cycling Rules
From 1 March 2016, new rules were introduced on our roads to help drivers, bicycle riders and pedestrians Go Together safely. 

  • Drivers will need to give bicycle riders at least a 1 metre space when passing or 1.5 metres when the speed limit is more than 60km/h. We all need to respect each other's space to ensure that everyone stays safe. 
  • It is now compulsory for adult riders to carry photo ID.

Read more about the new rules and the Go Together campaign. Cyclists are subject to the same Road Rules in NSW as drivers with some exceptions.


Other Cycling Links