Is there a standard for bicycle holding the rail and bicycle path bollard?

Australian guidance is led by Austroads, the peak organization of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies. The primary guidance is the Guide to Road Design Part 6A: Pedestrian and Cyclist Paths (Austroads 2017). This publication provides guidance for designers and other practitioners on the design of paths for safe and efficient walking and cycling.


  1. Length of U-bar can be varied to suit path. A minimum of 600mm and a maximum of 1500mm should be adopted. Detail shown above has used 1200mm.
  2. Bollards and U-bars can be fixed to path by using either a bolt system or pipe sleeve and concrete as shown. If a pipe sleeve is used, a metal wedge is to be used to secure the U-bar in the sleeve.
  3. Where a U-bar is mounted at right angles to a path a 'target board' shall be fitted. If the U-bar is mounted longitudinally along the path a target board is not used. See inset for 'target board' detail.

While many state and territory governments have adopted the standards published in the Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 6A, it shall be read in conjunction with the state and territory government supplements and manuals.

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