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Driver Education Not Teaching Safety Behaviours

Novice driver education in Australia doesn’t teach essential safety behaviour around bike riders well. Cycle Aware can address this. At the recent International Cycling Safety Conference, Dr Jennifer Bonham explained about the  Cycle Aware driver education program.  Cycle Aware is based on Australia-wide research and is designed to foster safer interactions bike riders. Unfortunately, a

Holding Out For a Hero as ACT Police Enforce MPD

ACT Police will be enforcing minimum passing with undercover police riding bicycles. For the first time in Australia, ACT Police will enforce safe passing of people riding bikes by motor vehicles using under-cover police riding bikes. Like  NSW, ACT drivers must leave at least 1m when passing a bike rider on a road, where the

Safer Light Rail Crossings

Since March 2019, Bicycle NSW has been working to try and make light rail crossings safer. Now, we need your help! This work has included researching and writing about the issue, working with the government advising and providing feedback on signage and infrastructure development.  For people riding bikes, using wheelchairs and prams crossing light rail

A welcome focus on active transport

NSW Labor has appointed Ms Jodi McKay MP as its new leader she has announced her cabinet.  Bicycle NSW was pleased to meet with the new Shadow Active Transport Minister, Ms Jo Haylen MP, on her first Friday in the job. It was clear to us that Jo has a strong grasp on the opportunities

Have You Crossed The Line?

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

Leading Road Safety Conversations

Bicycle NSW creates and shares content on road safety topics, but sometimes social media comment goes ‘off the rails’. Part of our mission to ‘create a better environment for all bike riders’ includes improving road safety and road sharing.  We do this by creating and sharing content that: informs road users of the law –

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

Australians Deserve Safer 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,

Contribute to Research on Australian Road Safety Strategies

You are invited to participate in the survey – Characteristics of Road Safety Strategies in Australia. Dr Joao Canoquena, former Visiting Fellow and PhD graduate from the Queensland University of Technology, is conducting research to better understand Australian community attitudes towards the different measures that have been taken to improve road safety. We know in

Clickbait Versus Safer Roads

Recent Seven News coverage of stories involving bikes provide ‘clickbait’ but ignore the real threats to people on the road. A person towing a suitcase on a bike, two people moving a sofa using bikes or a cropped photograph of a bike rider waiting for the lights to change at an intersection are sure to