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

The latest report from the Australian Automobile Association showing an alarming 80% increase in cyclist fatalities over the last 12 months demonstrates what we at the Amy Gillett Foundation have been saying for some time – road safety strategies across the country are failing cyclists and other vulnerable road users, with the focus squarely on the

The City of Yarra, just north of Melbourne’s CBD, will trial 30km/h speed zones in an effort to make their street safer for everyone, especially vulnerable cyclists and pedestrians. This trial is address an alarming rate of crashes occurring within the Council footprint. “One hundred crashes occurred within the new speed zone between 2012 and 2017.

The NSW Government has changed the law to allow teenagers up to 16 years of age to ride bicycles on footpaths, previously the age was limited to 12. The Amy Gillett Foundation welcomes this change as another positive step but remains acutely aware there are many other steps still required to make cycling safer for