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Legal situation with traffic lights at on-path cycle lanes.

  • 22-05-2022 1:35pm
    Registered Users Posts: 24,662 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko


    I'm wondering about the legal position with traffic lights at on-path cycle lanes, like this one on the N11.

    If you look at the road markings, the on-path cycle lane actually stops before the lights. The cycle lane is on the top section of a T-junction.

    What happens when the traffic light is red on the road? Are cyclists legally required to stop? Obviously if there are pedestrians around, you would give way and make sure they're not at risk.

    But are you really, really supposed to sit on the path and wait for the lights to go green?