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Bicycle NSW wishes to convey its condolences to the family and friends of a 40 year old male rider who died following a crash last week.

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At around 4pm on Thursday the 21st of January, the man was riding his bike on Auburn Street in Goulburn when he was hit by the 27 year old male driver of a utility, at the roundabout intersection with Mundy Street.

In spite of the efforts of emergency services and Canberra Hospital staff, the man died on Saturday.

“In 2019 and 2020 bike rider fatalities in NSW were high, but no additional efforts have been made by the Centre for Road Safety, Transport for NSW or NSW Police to develop education or enforcement interventions to save lives,” said Bicycle NSW General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.

“Bicycle NSW delivered the Safety on Spokes campaign in 2020, and has consistently called for infrastructure, education and enforcement to make roads safer for bike riders, but the Towards Zero goals seem to be forgotten when it comes to bike riders,” said Bastien.

At a time when more people in NSW are riding bikes, and more bike travel is needed to decongest public transport, a greater emphasis on road safety measures to protect riders is essential.  Bicycle NSW is calling on the NSW Government at all levels to invest in quality road safety education and enforcement to save lives.

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