Who we are
The Amy Gillett Foundation was established in 2005 following the death of Amy Gillett, who was killed by a driver on 18 July 2005 while she was cycling in Germany with the Australian women’s cycling team.
Amy’s husband, Simon Gillett, together with Amy’s parents Mary and Denis and friends, concerned at the state of safety on Australian roads, started the foundation in January 2006.
The Amy Gillett Foundation has evolved to become the leading bike rider safety organisation in Australia, driven by a core mission to reduce the death and injury of bike riders.
What we do
The Amy Gillett Foundation works with all levels of government, road authorities, corporate, motoring, cycling and community safety organisations and the public to create a safer bike riding environment in Australia.
The singular and unique purpose of our organisation makes a difference.
Many other organisations have bike rider safety in their goals but this is our only goal.
We are fortunate to have strong involvement of road safety professionals such as researchers, academics, engineers and policy experts who provide their time to guide us, connecting sound science and research, so we propose better solutions. We use this information to recommend on public policy, legislation and resource allocation decisions and participate in public discussions, where there is the opportunity for improved road safety outcomes.
We have also led multiple initiatives directly to the public to improve safety, funded through donations, charity rides, corporate sponsorship and assistance.
Our Mission is for: Safe cycling in Australia
Our Vision: Zero cyclist fatalities
As Australia’s leading cycling safety organisation, the Amy Gillett Foundation continues to promote actions to make cycling safer in Australia, such as:
- ‘a metre matters’ laws across Australia, to make sure drivers overtake or pass cyclists safely
- safer vehicles and safer speeds
- promote investment in cycling infrastructure
- educating cyclists to respect and obey road laws
- teaching motorists how to share the road safely with cyclists, including during driver education.
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