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Old 05.09.2020, 10:38
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Re: Cycling in Zurich

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Hi,

I have recently moved to Zurich for studies and previously in the UK I used my bicycle to get around day-to-day. Apart from the obvious driving on the right side of the road, are there any differences I should know about cycling in Zurich compared to the UK?
Unless you lived in Sheffield or another U.K. city with tram lines, beware of the tram tracks and always try and cross them at right angles rather than drift across them.

Which brings me nicely to the other big difference - if you fall off your bike - because of aforementioned tram tracks, or to give another example, ice on the roads, you can get fined by the police for careless cycling - even if no other vehicle is involved.

Another point to remember is cars don't routinely signal left at roundabouts when taking the third exit and other times when they indicate, to turn right for example, they indicate late, almost as an afterthought and usually after they have actually started turning. Really useless for another road user such as a cyclist.
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