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Old 07-30-07, 07:12 PM   #1
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Australia: Riding in Bus Lanes is it Legal?

THis seems to suggest that it is.

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To clarify then, This means i'm within my rights riding in the middle of the red Bus Lanes around Sydney. And the buses & Taxis behind coming up behind me have to basically treat me like a slow moving vehicle.
(i.e. overtake by changing lanes?)

I occasionally ride up Paramatta Rd (Sydney) on my daily commute but I usually freak a bit at the buses coming up behind me.
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Old 07-31-07, 07:16 AM   #2
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Yes it is, but you have to give way to buses that receive a white "B" signal at traffic lights. Otherwise, you have as much right of way as any bus or other vehicle in the lane.

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Yes, I also ride in the red lanes (around George St). But you can't ride in a "Bus Only" lane cos that's for buses... only...
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thanks, I've been hitting the Red Lanes up Parramatta Rd with much more confidence now, knowing that i'm allowed to ride in them and the Taxis and Buses have to respect you.
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no worries! see you around
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