The infrastructure, transport and networks ministry on Wednesday announced that cyclists will be allowed to use bus lanes on a trial basis during the summer months, after which period a decision will be made on whether to make the measure permanent.
Infrastructure Minister Dimitris Reppas has initially signed a decision opening bus lanes to cyclists from June 20 until September 18. Among the requirements is that cyclists keep to the right of the bus lane, next to the pavement, avoid manoeuvres into the lane in order to allow sufficient room for buses and other vehicles permitted to use those lanes.
Cyclists are also required to always give other vehicles in the lane the right of way, to wear the appropriate protective equipment and the necessary lights and reflectors to make them easily visible, especially at night.