GH wrote:Well what I was actually getting at is that there are some signs in "G" section that reinforce a regulation/requirement such as the ones I quoted.
Correct. I edited the post you as you were replying to actually list the road rules for each example you provided It still doesn't change the fact that the signs are guides, not regulatory.
The particular signs in question, near Cleveland, are to put cyclists on a safe route for 50m away from traffic onto a footpath rather than the road.
Are we talking about Gordon's maybe maybe-not bike lane? If it isn't a bike lane and is a footpath you definitely don't need to follow the guide sign. If its a bike lane, you should be in it and the guide sign is reminding you.
The true test will come in a court of law, until then its all just opinion and interpretation.
I think the MUTCD is pretty clear. I don't think we really disagree on much here - all I'm saying is guide signs are not compulsory. The Road Rules are. If a guide sign tells you to do what the road rules already say, then great.