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Heavy Vehicles Looking After Their Community

Last week, Bicycle NSW launched our campaign calling for safer heavy vehicle standards as a direct result of the serious injuries and deaths that had occurred to vulnerable road users. We know that truck drivers do not want to harm or kill people, and over the coming weeks we will be highlight companies who have

Safer Heavy Vehicles For Everyone

Bicycle NSW has launched a campaign calling for improved heavy vehicle safety standards to benefit all vulnerable road users. This follows the deaths of a male rider in Sutton in February,  a female rider in March in Newcastle a female rider following a crash in March in Camperdown, and the deaths of a male pedestrian

Australians Deserve Safer Heavy Vehicles

Too many people are dying or being seriously injured in crashes involving heavy vehicles.  Heavy vehicles can be made safer for people walking and riding bikes, and you can help make this change. According to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, 216 Australians died in 2017 from 196 fatal crashes involving heavy vehicles,

Crossing Light Rail Tracks

As light rail projects are completed in Newcastle and Sydney, the safety of people crossing these tracks needs careful consideration. Light rail crossing points have not been common features of the NSW road environment, but the Newcastle and Sydney Metro, along with the upcoming Parramatta Light Rail means more people need to deal with the

Bikes Enabling Movement

Building infrastructure and improving accessibility for bike riders can improve inclusion for people with disabilities and their families. Carrying a bike up stairs to access a cycleway, or to connect a rail journey is difficult for some riders, impossible for others and creates a manual handling risk.  Stairs are a barrier for people with disabilities

Vulnerable Road Users and Heavy Vehicles

The NSW building boom has seen the number of heavy vehicles moving through communities increase.  Awareness campaigns remind bike riders to take care, but a safe systematic approach is necessary to address the real dangers. On average 58 people are killed per year in heavy truck crashes and 1391 suffer serious injuries. Bicycle NSW supports

Reducing Speed Limits

Recent speed limit reductions in parts of Melbourne and Brisbane are expected to improve community safety and well-being.   Brisbane City Council will reduce the speed limit to 40km/h around dozens of suburban shopping and dining precincts. While in Collingwood and Fitzroy in Melbourne, the speed limit will drop to 30km/h. Bicycle NSW supports decreasing

Building a Safer NSW

NSW is experiencing a construction boom, and whether it’s residential, commercial, roads or rail, most communities are impacted and it’s set to continue for decades.  Bicycle NSW has been working to improve the safety of construction planning and management for vulnerable road users and communities. Bicycle user groups and members have raised issues related to