South Australia has about 430,000 bicycle riders of all ages and abilities. They are legally allowed to use our roads.
Bicycle lanes make road travel safer and more predictable for everyone - bicycle riders, motorists and pedestrians.
Bicycle lanes run alongside kerbs or next to parking lanes.
They are indicated by painted lines, bicycle symbols and bicycle lane signs, or the word 'lane' painted in white. Some bicycle lanes (or sections of lanes) are painted green.
Use the Cycle Instead online Journey Planner or download the Bikedirect cycling maps to find the locations of bike lanes as well as shared paths, greenways and bicycle boulevards in metropolitan Adelaide.
Some bicycle lanes operate around the clock. Others operate only during peak travel times (as specified on the signs) to allow parking for local businesses and residents.
It is illegal to park or stop your vehicle in a bicycle lane, or to drive in a bicycle lane unless:
*When crossing or turning into a bicycle lane, drivers can only travel in the lane for 50 metres and must watch for and give way to bicycle riders.
Bicycle riders are allowed to move out of the bicycle lane to avoid an obstruction or to overtake another rider.
Watch for motorists and ride within the bicycle lane unless you need to avoid an obstruction or overtake another rider.
When riding abreast of another rider, you must both be within the bicycle lane.
Watch for and give way to bicycles when crossing a road with bicycle lanes.