Cycling is good for Canberra and makes our city people-friendly. There are so many good reasons for cycling. Now is the time. The benefits of cycling from the Dutch Cycling Embassy.
The cycling boom is most welcome, but Covid-19 has discouraged the use of public transport as well. We are now more likely to drive to work. Roads are dangerous for cyclists. It is not surprising that many cyclists will not ride to work.
E-scooters are very different from the toys that we had kids. Both powerful and fast, they fall a crack between vulnerable road user and motor vehicle. E-scooters are stumbling on a lack of a good, national legal framework and technical standard. It puts riders and businesses at risk.
It is not just cyclist that feel like roadkill. Motorists are mowing down peafowl in Narrabundah close to a Primary school. Will a child be next?
“Road Safety. It’s Everyone’s Responsibility.” The ACT Government’s focus on road safety. The report is disappointingly inaccessible, considering the importance of the topic.
One of the ways to protect vulnerable road users is through road improvements. The ACT Government endeavours to make roads safer. This is the way it has been done up until now.
An e-scooter scheme in the ACT is troubled by the casual nature of the riders. Scooters have safety problems and the motivation for riding them are quite different to that of bike riders.
Poor road markings and poor motorists make a cyclist’s life difficult. A marked shoulder is easily mistaken for the bike lane which creates confusion. More about Australian Road Rule 153.
Vulnerable road users are pedestrians and cyclists that can be fatally injured in a collision with a motor vehicle. Road Policing is reminding drivers that distractions greatly multiply the risks of something going wrong.
Not recent but recent enough to be useful.