An uncontrolled crossing is a facility where provision is made for cyclists and/or pedestrians to cross the road and priority is not given through the use of signals. The range of facilities available in increasing order of control and protection for active road users includes:
Vehicle drivers must give way to pedestrians at zebra crossings ((external link)Land Transport (Road User) Rule, Clause 10.1)(external link). As cycles are not specifically mentioned by the rule and do not fall under the definition of “pedestrian”, it follows that riding across a zebra crossing does not result in drivers having to give way to cyclists. This issue is included in the current review of the Road User Rule.
Many of the design considerations for pedestrian crossings also apply to cyclists. However, cyclists may require longer storage space to accommodate the bicycle (particularly at median refuges). The TCD Manual Part 5 will provide designs, markings and signage requirements for each of the crossing types. In the interim, Chapter 15 of the Pedestrian Planning and Design Guide provides useful design information. MOTSAM Part 2 Section 4.02(external link) includes marking guidance for zebra crossings.