On Thursday, the last day of November, Western Australia joined Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Australia Capital Territory and New South Wales as Australian jurisdictions that have a metre matters (minimum passing distances) on their roads, leaving only Victoria and Northern Territory without the safer cycling laws. Crucial to the success of this new law being

The ACT Government has announced that the a metre matters legislation will continue in the ACT following the end of a two year trial, with a review of the laws underway. “Preliminary results from a community attitudes survey in October show that 91 per cent of respondents were at least somewhat supportive of the minimum

Amy Gillett Foundation and Cycling Australia National Road Championships Safety Partnership Today the Amy Gillett Foundation is proud to be announced the official Safety Partner of Cycling Australia for the Australian National Road Championships. This three year agreement will build on the existing relationship between the two organisations and focus on initiatives to create and

Today our 2017 Share the Road Tour finished at Observatory Hill Park next to the Harbour Bridge in the heart of Sydney. Our Tour had pedalled 1,100kms across very scenic parts of our glorious country. We visited schools to talk about cycling and safety when cycling. Lots of questions were asked and answered. We have some wonderful photos

Today the Victorian government, via the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), launched its promised education campaign – “Drivers, give the space to ride safe” Having worked closely with TAC during the development of this advertising campaign, the Amy Gillett Foundation welcomes this contribution to changing behaviours on our roads for all cyclists. Attending the launch, Amy


Wednesday, 27 September 2017 by

The Amy Gillett Foundation is delighted that a metre matters legislation is now formally passed into law in Tasmania, and congratulates the Tasmanian Government on this important cycling safety initiative. The Amy Gillett Foundation has worked with our friends at Cycling Tasmania to achieve this milestone. In November 2016, the Tasmanian Government announced the decision

September eNews

Thursday, 14 September 2017 by

Welcome to the September edition of Safe Together In this Gran Fondo edition: Fondo, fondo, fondo… it all happens this weekend!! New Chair at Amy Gillett Foundation We’re named as the new charity partner for Audax Alpine Classic Trans-Tasman Challenge starts at our Gran Fondo Our Cycling Scholar wins a Tour in France ACRS announces inquiry to review effectiveness of

        Changes in Victorian cycling laws from July 1 include: Cyclists will be allowed to cycle in bus lanes (see below for details) Our response: We commend the changes to allow cyclists to cycle in bus lanes, but stress the importance of being vigilant to observe the movements of buses. Unused bike

        On behalf of all of us at the Amy Gillett Foundation we would like to thank you for your support over the last year, which has helped us to achieve many great things for cycling safety in Australia. There is still much to do, and we need your help more now