Cycling is a popular activity in the ACT and during the warmer months cycling to work becomes an increasingly attractive alternative for commuters.
Everyone who shares our roads must participate in efforts to improve safety. Cyclists are highly vulnerable road users. While the existence of cycle-paths and dedicated cycle lanes throughout Canberra are a real benefit, there is the potential for this to make motorists complacent and less aware of cyclists.
Out on our roads, regardless of the time of day or night, being aware of who and what is happening around you – the presence of cars, motorcycles, pedestrians and cyclists – is essential. From a policing perspective, road rules and regulations are in place to protect everyone’s safety but clearly, the emphasis is on motorists to do all they can to protect the safety of our most vulnerable road users. All it takes is a just a light brush with another vehicle and a cyclist’s life could be in peril.
- wear an approved helmet and proper safety equipment
- use dedicated cycle paths and lanes whenever possible
- obey the road rules.
Sharing the road is a common responsibility; we must all play our part.
Visit the Pedal Power website for more information.