Welcome to the Tamar Bicycle Users Group website!
On this website, you can find:
- a calendar of rides and events
- T-Bug membership and insurance options
- our Facebook page
- our newsletter and newsletter archive
- discounts from local businesses
- details on T-Bug's work to improve cycling infrastructure and awareness
- more about T-Bug
- our sponsors and supporters
- contacting T-Bug
Below is a summary of recent updates and news items. You can navigate to any section of the website at any time by using the "bike rack" links at the top of each page, and you can return here by clicking the T-Bug logo in the top left hand corner.
Green areas for bikes at the lights
New safety areas for bikes at 3 intersections around Launceston: Elphin Rd/Cypress St (Scotch College), George Town Rd/Newnham Dve and Mowbray at Beatty St. These are worldwide-accepted treatments to make it safer for cyclists at intersections. When lights are red, you move into the green box in front of cars, to give you a safe place to wait and a highly visible head start on the cars, with "wobble room" as you get going. Cars must not stop in the green box.
In Tasmania, cyclists can make hook turns at all intersections unless signage prohibits hook turns by bicycles. When turning right at an intersection, you have the option of making a hook turn (from the left lane), rather than making a normal right turn. A hook turn may be more convenient on some roads with heavy traffic where it is difficult to cross into a right hand turning lane. When making a hook turn, you must obey all traffic laws such as only proceeding on a green light and givin
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Road Rules Relating To Bike Lanes
With new bike lanes and infrastructure being deployed throughout Launceston at the moment, now is a good time brush up on the rules. Below is an excerpt of some of the Road Rules specifically related to cycling. Remember to check www.thelaw.tas.gov.au for more/updat
To see all current news as well as historic news items, visit the News page.
In the Ride section of our website, you can find T-Bug's calendar of rides and events as well as information on cycling in the Tamar Region such as common cycling routes, bike parking, and tips on safe cycling.
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T-Bug's activities and goals are guided by working groups and committees whose roles range from administrative duties to running rides and events.
In the Committee section of our website, you can find our working groups and committees, details on our involvement with local councils, information on T-Bug's past, and our popular election candidate surveys.
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