On 18 October 2012, the Minister for Roads and Ports announced that there would be a trial of motorcycle lane filtering in the Sydney CBD.

TfNSW led the trial, which was held between 1 March and 30 April 2013. It was developed in consultation with:

• NSW Police

• City of Sydney Council

• Motorcycle Council of NSW

• NSW Motorcycle Alliance

• Roads and Maritime Services

• Australian Motorcycle Council.

An independent consultant, ARRB Group, was engaged to manage monitoring of traffic movement and road user behaviour during the trial, and to independently evaluate the impact of motorcycle lane filtering on traffic congestion, road safety risk and behaviour for all road users.