The Amy Gillett Foundation’s sole focus is on actions and policy that help to achieve a safe cycling environment in Australia. As we have repeatedly stated, while helmets do not make you safer, you are better off when wearing one in the event of a crash. The current discussion about helmet laws is a distraction

The ACT today announced that after a three year trial, a metre matters or minimum passing distance legislation will become permanent law. The Amy Gillett Foundation is naturally pleased with this result. “We are delighted with the announcement that minimum passing distance laws are here to stay in the ACT.  We look forward to continuing

Concerted and urgent action is required to address the alarming increase in serious injuries and deaths of cyclists over the last nine years. This includes life saving education and enforcement of minimum passing distance laws now in place or pledged in all states and territories across Australia, with the exception of Victoria. The benefits and

Last week’s media coverage of proceedings into the deaths of cyclists Jason Lowndes and Mike Hall is a tragic reminder of the vulnerability of bike riders, and also that there is much to be done to improve safety on Australian roads. Mike Hall Mike was killed on 31 March 2017, near the small NSW locality of

Welcome to our Gran Fondo edition of Safe Together In our Spring edition: 2018 Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo – our eighth edition wrap up We partner with Ford for their Driving Skills for Life program Research published: Cycling content in the Australian driver licensing process We pilot our Sharing Roads Safely vulnerable road user awareness training

Today the Amy Gillett Foundation met with with senior representatives of NSW Police and the NSW Centre for Road Safety, together with Bicycle NSW to discuss a range of issues around cycling safety including enforcement and education of a metre matters laws.   Delighted to agree a way forward which includes: NSW Police to collaborate with

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