If you are a regular cyclist in the West Midlands, you may be aware of how to cycle along tram routes safely.
But whether you are new to cycling – or an experienced cyclist around the tramway – there are some important things you’ll need to remember.
Take care and stay clear of the rails.
Avoid cycling on the rails as they can be slippery – especially when wet or icy. If crossing the tracks, always cross at a wide angle – preferably at 90 degrees – to stop your wheels from getting stuck in the rail grooves. Try to avoid sudden movements, such as braking or quickly changing your direction while crossing the tracks. Prepare to cross tracks well in advance and check behind early enough to ensure your manoeuvre is not rushed. Make other road users aware of your intentions, through appropriate hand signals. Please avoid cycling alongside the tracks where it is practical as a tram can’t go around you.
Special cycle paths
Where possible, cyclists can use designated cycle routes and crossing points while crossing the tracks.