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Injury report omits full story

It is always important to learn from injury data to help reduce future trauma.  However, only considering one aspect of the issue can paint an inaccurate picture. A recent story reported a doubling of injuries in children related to bike riding during the NSW lockdown.  What it failed to mention is the increase in the

Tips For Group Riding

Riding in a group is an exciting experience and can lead to some amazing adventures! St George BUG has come up with some helpful hints to ensure everyone remains safe and has a fun time. Equipment  Your bicycle should be in good working order, with tyres pumped and chain oiled.  Do not ride if your

parkun Helping People Get Active

Here at Bicycle NSW, we love parkrun! This is because it has encouraged thousands of people worldwide to be more physically active. About parkrun   Invented in the UK back in 2004, parkrun is a free, weekly, community 5km walk/run. It’s all about encouraging people to get out and be active no matter if you

Speak Up For Safer Roads

The NSW Government is preparing a new road safety strategy, and we want to ensure your needs are included. Total Road Fatality  The 2012-2021 Road Safety Plan for NSW set a “..State Priority Target to reduce road fatalities by 30% by 2021 (from 2008–10 levels).”  So how did it perform? The total average fatality rate

E-bike Safety Tips

E-bikes enable people to carry heavy loads, travel further and tackle steep hills, but they require some extra care and maintenance. Recent E-bike Accidents Last Friday seven people escaped a serious fire in a terrace home which fire authorities determined was started by an electrical bicycle charger left charging overnight.  It took six fire trucks

Transport for NSW Bike Rider Resources

Transport for NSW has shared a range of new resources and policies which, if followed, will make NSW better for all bicycle riders. Ensuring People Comply We understand if another announcement of policies and plans inspires more cynicism than trust.  But we think they can be made to work for you. In our submissions and

How To Improve Detour Signage For Cyclists

Nigel Withers, Bay Bug member has produced a video that shows challenges he’s faced with Council detours.  They can also be just as challenging on State Roads. He has compared what’s provided for car drivers v’s bike riders as a great illustration.  The Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management has everything they need, but if

Bike Riding When It’s Flooding

We’re in for a wet summer but with a few safety precautions, you can still keep bike riding. La Niña cycle Australia cycles through La Niña and El Niño periods which drives the hot and dry climates, but also the increased rainfall. Currently, the Bureau of Meteorology has declared that Australia is in a La Niña

Safety On Spokes Campaign

  Over recent months, we’ve seen an increase in people riding bikes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People turned to bikes as a way of avoiding crowds on public transport and needing to find a new way to exercise due to gyms being closed.   Pop-up cycleways and lower speed zones have reduced barriers

Safety Around Trucks

After reaching out to SUEZ over a year ago, Bicycle NSW was blown away by their level of commitment to safety.  SUEZ trucks such as these are fitted with reverse sensors, forward and rear facing camera systems, smart brake technology, drive cam, dead man operator controls, 175 engine hour services as per SUEZ standard operating