With the cancellation of Road Safety Awareness Week by Transport for NSW due to COVID-19, Bicycle NSW is taking the opportunity to share key messages that help us get home safely.
A key policy pillar that shapes Bicycle NSW advocacy is ‘Safe Home’- the need we all have to arrive home safely. We work in a range of ways to help you make it home safely:
- Our work with NSW Police led to the development of an internal training resource to improve the way MPD reports are handled
- We led campaigns to improve the safety of light rail tracks, heavy vehicles, construction management, to reduce speed limits and to stop road projects ruining bike infrastructure
- Through submissions on developments and advice to local and state government, we have reshaped infrastructure improvements
- We educate to improve understanding of the road rules, safe behaviour and the ways bike riding benefits everyone
- By designing a road safety campaign that meets the needs of riders, and advocating hard, we have secured a commitment by Transport for NSW to work with us to develop a campaign
- Through relationships with the three main political parties to ensure safe riding remains a non-partisan issue
We appreciate the efforts of other road user advocate groups to improve safety, and this week we will share some of their efforts.
“Road safety is especially critical with our health services under strain from COVID-19,” said General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.
“We know many essential workers depend on bike riding to continue working and comply with social distancing,” said Bastien.
We’re asking everyone to take care and slow down around bike riders.