Everything that applies to cars is also of significant importance to cyclists. As long as they are on cycling facilities (cycling trails, pedestrian and cycling trails, cycling lanes, multi-purpose lanes and cycle crossings), they have right of way. When they leave these, they must give way to other road users.
Crossing pedestrian crossingsmust take place in such a way that nobody is endangered. In principle, this means that pedestrians have right of way. Furthermore, rail vehicles and emergency vehicles that are directly approaching cycle crossings have right of way.
It is permissible to cycle against the direction of a one way street if there is an additional sign exempting cyclists from the one way regulation. Cycling in pedestrian zones is similarly only permissible if this is indicated by an additional sign. Cycling on the pavement is forbidden.
As children under 12 are not allowed to cycle without a supervisor, who must be at least 16, it is possible to take a cycling proficiency test from the age of 10. You can find more information at: Children's cycling permit
Several regulations must also be complied with when carrying a child on a bicycle.A maximum of one child may be transported on a bicycle and must be under 8 years old (special permission must be sought to carry more than one child). The child seat must be secured behind the saddle and equipped with a belt system that cannot be easily opened by the child. The cyclist must be at least 17 years old.
The Austrian Road Safety Board (KfV) (www.kfv.at) stipulates a minimum safety requirement for our bicycles; non-compliance will be punished with a fine.
Lastly: please don't ride without a helmet!