The Amy Gillett Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with Ford Australia for their Driving Skills for Life program. Through the partnership, the Driving Skills for Life program is being enhanced to include specific skills for young drivers that will help them to share the road safely with cyclists. “The research evidence is clear.

This September 15 & 16, Victoria’s Great Ocean Road will again be home to Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo cycling festival. Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo weekend of cycling will host a field of around 4,500 cyclists in the eighth edition of this unique cycling experience, supporting safe cycling and the Amy Gillett Foundation. Cycling on a

The Amy Gillett Foundation is honoured to have been invited by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Michael McCormack, to attend the release of the Report on the Inquiry into the National Road Strategy 2011 – 2018, at Parliament House Canberra today. We welcome the key findings and twelve recommendations, contained in the report. It’s

SHARING ROADS SAFELY – VULNERABLE ROAD USER AWARENESS TRAINING FOR HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVERS: A NEW BENCHMARK IN ROAD SAFETY TRAINING IN VICTORIA Today, the Amy Gillett Foundation is piloting a new truck driver training program on how to share the roads safely with vulnerable road users, Sharing Roads Safely, for the first time. The training

Cycling is the only mode of transport not showing an improving trend in the number of fatalities and injuries, according to an analysis of statistics from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). The analysis of BITRE Australian Road Deaths Annual Summaries undertaken by the Amy Gillett Foundation, Australia’s leading authority on cycling

As a co-contributor to this research, Amy Gillett Foundation is pleased to distribute this paper. Highlights: The amount and focus of cyclist-related advice differed across Australian jurisdictions Drivers and bike riders were more likely to be portrayed positively than cyclists. Negative representations of cyclists may undermine safe driver-cyclist interactions. Cyclist-related driver education should form part

We commend Queensland Police statements that they will take a more active role in enforcement of a metre matters. This follows recent announcements that the ACT Police would also be increasing their focus on enforcing safe passing distances of cyclists by drivers. In addition, together with Bicycle NSW,  the Foundation continues to engage in positive

This morning’s memorial ride for Gitta Scheenhouwer drew great support from Melbourne’s cycling community. Over 120 cyclists pedaled down Chapel Street to the location where Gitta lost her life after a car crashed into her earlier in August. She was cycling in the bike lane. Cyclists rang their bells to create an eerie yet poignant reminder of

Last Friday night at Cycle Collective in Richmond, a full house pedalled hard on stationary spin bikes for 50 minutes to raise funds for us by riding as far as possible in that time To add an additional element – metres were awarded by the amounts fundraised by each team. Raise $150 to receive 300 bonus