Bicycle Network: Behaviour
Tram lanes and bikes
Information about tram lanes. According to the road rules vehicles are not permited to travel in a tram specific lane, this includes bicycles. This ...
According to the road rules vehicles are not permited to travel in a tram specific lane, this includes bicycles. This does not mean that cyclists are banned from riding in all lanes with tram tracks, just those that are marked as a being specific for trams. Please see the rule as stated in the VicRoads, road rules.
Rule 155: Tram lanes
(1) A driver (except the driver of a tram or public bus) must not drive in a tram lane, unless the driver is permitted to drive in the tram lane under this rule or rule 158.
Penalty: 2 penalty units.
(2) A driver may drive in a tram lane if the driver is driving a truck and it is necessary for the driver to drive in the tram lane to reach a place to drop off, or pick up, passengers or goods.
(3) A tram lane is a part of a road with tram tracks that-
(a) is marked along the left side of the tracks in the direction of travel by a continuous yellow line parallel to the tracks; and
(b) begins at a tram lane sign; and
(c) ends at an end tram lane sign.
There are some tram lanes where Bicycle Network Victoria would like to see access for bicycles such as Bourke St Mall, Melbourne. Please see our page on Bourke St Mall.