SAFETY FOR ALL IS THE PRIORITY, NOT BICYCLE LICENSING

In the last two weeks Sydneysiders have witnessed two fatalities and a serious injury as a result of collisions between bicycles and heavy vehicles. These tragic accidents stimulate people’s compassion and calls for action. The NSW Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay has suggested a licensing system for cyclists, saying “We will look at

CHIEF EXECUTIVE ALEX UNWIN RIDES ON

Alex Unwin is scheduled to complete his second tenure as CEO of Bicycle NSW on Friday 16th May as he prepares to depart for his annual European trip leading bicycle tours in France. Alex has been an influential and constructive leader of Bicycle NSW between 2004 and 2010 and returned in early 2012 to steer

SHOW MUTUAL RESPECT, TAKE CARE, OBEY THE RULES, BE PATIENT

Friday 2 May, 2014 It has been a week of tragic reminders of the ongoing need for everyone on our roads to show mutual respect, take care, obey the rules and be patient. In only one week Sydney has had one cyclist killed and another seriously injured in collisions with heavy vehicles. The afternoon of May 1,

A TRAGIC REMINDER OF WHY URGENT ACTION IS REQUIRED

The fatal collision of a 76-year-old cyclist and a Mercedes on Medusa Street Mosman on Easter Saturday, April 19 underlines the urgency for action to improve safety for all road users. Our condolences are with the family of the rider and our thoughts are with everyone impacted by this tragedy. While investigations into the fatal

Active Travel to School

Please find attached exchange of emails between the NSW Department of Education and Communities and Dale and Jason Doyle – members of Bicycle NSW. The questions that they are grappling with are at the intersection of Safety on our road and road related infrastructure, active travel (Walking and Cycling) and healthy lifestyles. The NSW Office

Proposed pedestrian crossings in Alexandria

Bicycle NSW is committed to creating a better environment for cycling and a key part of this is the provision of safe facilities for all users, whether they be travelling by bike, on foot or in a motor vehicle. For this reason Bicycle NSW endorses both of the attached documents in full. Bicycle NSW is

Bikes vs. Cars – It’s Not On!

Roads are not just there for cars, all road users, including bicycles riders, have the same right to safety on our roads. Bicycle NSW calls for safe and respectful behaviour. Bicycle NSW takes this opportunity to endorse and concur with the wise words issued by Cycling NSW yesterday in response to events last weekend on

Cyclist safety in the spotlight as road user groups come together

Bicycle NSW have supported the Amy Gillett Foundation and the Centre for Road Safety in starting a discussion about the road rules and behaviours that underpin interactions between cyclists and motorists. A campaign launched on February 28 – It’s a two-way street – includes a rules pocket guide for cyclists and motorists that will be

Cycling on Macquarie Pass

I have been contacted by the RMS (RTA) advising that Police and a number of motorists have reported cyclist riding in pack formation obstructing traffic on Macquarie Pass. Macquarie Pass is one of the few sustained hill climbs in the Illawarra and we need to ensure we don’t get restricted in its use by the

Working together to create a better environment for cycling

Our passion at Bicycle NSW is creating a better environment for cycling and we are always keen to encourage others who share an interest in doing the same – whether it be our local communities, our local affiliated and non affiliated bicycle user groups, the business community or our government agencies and politicians from all