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On the Side of Safety

Bicycle NSW is calling for all heavy vehicles to be fitted with side underrun protection.  Here’s what it means and why it matters. Side underrun protection devices look like rails fitted to the sides of heavy vehicles in the spaces between the wheels. According to the Australian Trucking Association: “Side underrun protection devices protect road

Understanding the Heavy Vehicle National Law Review

Last Thursday evening representatives of Bicycle NSW and the Newcastle Cycleways Movement attended the National Road Transport Association meeting at Gilbert & Roach in Hexham, to better understand the issues behind the Heavy Vehicle National Law Review. Bicycle NSW has encouraged bike riders, pedestrians, motorbike riders and horse riders to contribute to the Heavy Vehicle

Help Change the Law

You can help make national heavy vehicle law safer for everyone. Part of our heavy vehicle campaign includes changing the law to help improve road safety.  The current Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) is up for review and you can help change it for the better. You have until Friday 31 May, 2019 to provide

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, up from

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

Media Release: Camperdown Cyclist Fatality

Bicycle NSW wishes to convey its condolences to the family and friends of the 21-year-old woman who has died in hospital following a truck colliding with her as she rode her bike last Thursday 28 March. The collision occurred at the intersection of Parramatta Road and Western Avenue, Camperdown, and in spite of the best

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