After weeks of tough design decisions, the winners of the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club (DHBC) Design Competition were awarded today at Parliament House by NSW Minister for Transport and Roads, The Hon. Andrew Constance, MP.  

With the support of the Transport for NSW Community Road Safety Grant, DHBC ran a design competition to increase the awareness of the Minimum Passing Distance legislation.

As of May 2018, more than 75% of drivers were unaware of the MPD rule. DHBC called on the community to develop posters and bumper stickers to increase MPD awareness.  After hundreds of entries, the designs were narrowed down to one winner in each of the four categories.

Winner: Zoe Sheehan in the “General bumper sticker entries with a Safe Passing Distance message, any age” category.

Winner: Sienna Day in the “Road safety stickers from under 18-year-olds, with messages relevant to cycling” category.

Winner: Marco Sauler for “Sticker designs featuring the DHBC logo and colours, open to any age group” category.

Winner: Shelley Kurtz  in the “Posters with safety messages about Minimum Passing Distance (especially the road rule exemptions), open to any age group” category.

Minister Constance also announced, he would work with Transport for NSW for these posters to appear in train stations.

“This is great work by Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club and we hope these fantastic designs will improve awareness of the minimum passing distance law, including the exemptions. All bike riders should be able to ride safely on NSW roads and the minimum passing distance helps achieve this,” commented Kirra Zhigunov, Graphic Designer at Bicycle NSW.

Bicycle NSW commends the work of the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club and we look forward to seeing these designs featured in prominent places across NSW.

Anyone who would like to access posters or stickers to raise awareness of MPD and bike rider safety can find the details here and apply by email to davidmaywald@hotmail.com.  

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