New separation measures will be installed and trialled on ACT roads in the next 12 months, as the government attempts to make cycling safer by keeping cars and bikes apart.
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury announced the new trial measures, which will be installed at six different sites across Canberra, on Thursday.
The four new types of road separation will be kept in place until April 2015, as the government attempts to improve separation between on-road cyclists and cars.
The trials range from low-profile rubber kerbing to so-called "rumble strips" or vibralines.
Mr Rattenbury said the new devices would provide a subtle but important separation, to help outline where it was safe for cyclists to ride.
"We've certainly received a lot of representations from cyclists that they want greater separations. There's increasingly a preference for separated lanes," he said.
"We can't roll that out over the whole city because of the cost, but these are effective, low-cost treatments which we can role out safely and efficiently."
He said each trial would be evaluated bi-monthly over the 12-month period to test its success and durability.
TAMS said they would also engage cycling and motorcycle groups, as well as the NRMA, to test each device.
The five test sites announced so far are focused on inner-north Canberra, with one located in Tuggeranong.
Vibralines have been installed on London Circuit already, with more to come on Vernon Circle and the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Barton Highway
These will alert drivers with a rumbling noise when they veer into the wrong lane.
Riley kerbing, a low-profile pavement marker with reflectors, will be installed at the corner of Pialligo Avenue and Fairbairn Avenue, while low-profile rubber kerbing will be installed on Athllon Drive, near Scollay Street.
The location of the fourth separation device, raised kerbing, has yet to be revealed.
Mr Rattenbury said there would be no inconvenience to motorists, with lanes staying the same size and the new separations installed quickly and easily.
"Most people didn't even notice it was installed. The work that has been installed so far is simply reinforcing cycling lanes," he said.
"This is simply about enhancing the separation to give cyclists a greater sense of safety."
He said if the trial was successful these could be rolled out across large parts of Canberra.
The new trial came as 20 cyclists, including six wounded soldiers, announced they would be cycling from Sydney to Canberra to mark the Centenary of World War I.
The Remembrance Ride will take place along the Remembrance Drive between the two cities and will include supporters of Soldier On.