ITE ANZ – Cyclist Safety Seminar – Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Cyclist Crashes up 70% in last 5 years !!
The purpose of this Seminar is to tease out the safety and related issues with respect to Cyclist safety and confidence when being overtaken by motor vehicles. The current law requires drivers overtaking a vehicle (cycle) to:
· overtake a vehicle (the driver) must pass the vehicle at a sufficient distance to avoid a collision with the vehicle or obstructing the path of the vehicle
ITE ANZ has invited presenters from various fields of expertise and advocacy to discuss aspects of the issues...
baudman wrote:http://iteanznovember2011.eventbrite.com/ITE ANZ – Cyclist Safety Seminar – Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Pete wrote:A jump to 5-10% of journeys by bike will cause a big shift in driver attitudes...
Council's aim is for Yarra to double the rate of residents cycling to work from 6.4% to 15% by 2015. In 2009 Council adopted the Bicycle Strategy 2010-2015 to establish a long-term vision for cycling in Yarra.
Pete wrote:Trouble with individual local suburb differences is that the Yarra cyclists are having to deal with urban commuter motorists who come from suburbs where the cycle useage is below 1%. They don't have the personal contact with cyclists as friends, neighbours and children. When we have city-wide average of 5-10% it will be more significant. Then the City of Yarra may be 20% + and the outer burbs may be 3-5%.
TheEngineer wrote:Title - Australian Cycling Conference
Date and Time - 16-17th Jan (same time as the Tour down under)
Location - rAdelaide
Organiser - ???? Not Sure
Website - http://www.australiancyclingconference. ... &Itemid=10
The 4th Annual Australian Cycling Conference
Adelaide, 16 & 17 January 2012
The Australian Cycling Conference aims to develop the quality of cycling research, planning and infrastructure provision in Australasia.
Each year the Conference brings together policy makers, practitioners, community organisations and researchers to further knowledge of cycling and to advance expertise in creating cycle-friendly cities
The Conference crosses institutional boundaries as it draws experts from government, community
and the private sector.
It is also cross disciplinary bringing together researchers and professionals from transport, engineering, health sciences, geography, urban planning, urban design, sociology and the environmental and
Now in its fourth year, the Australian Cycling Conference will continue to provide a participatory forum at a reasonable cost with high quality papers.
The 2012 conference is seeking to encourage high quality papers by awarding prizes for Best Paper in each of the following categories: Student, Practitioner, Academic.
Pete wrote:Yes, I'd agree that they should. But it's not just about knowing...... it's also about caring. One aspect that many Australian drivers seem to fall down on.
When they can relate to that cyclist as a wife, son, neighbour or friend it changes the 'care factor' a bit I reckon.
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