Cycling is about "Safe exercise" and "Safe low-emission travel" The Health and Fitness objective is UNDERMINED if the means of exercise is UNSAFE! This blog STRONGLY OPPOSES certain reforms VicRoads is currently considering: “cyclists could be allowed to treat red lights as Give Way signs. And the same could also APPLY at pedestrian lights."
Also "PERMITTING cyclists, riding cautiously, to proceed past a stationary tram;" "allowing teenagers to ride on footpaths"(Herald Sun)PDowe
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Cyclist Dies riding on Train Station Platform North Melbourne Station Death Fatality Herald Sun Community Safety
Cyclist dies after train fall at North Melbourne station
A CYCLIST has died after a marathon rescue effort to free him from under a train at a suburban station yesterday.
Police said the Keilor Downs man, aged 47, was riding his bicycle along platform five at North Melbourne station when he collided with a commuter and lost balance, falling on to the track about 5.10pm.
The man was run over by a city-bound V/Line train, and was trapped for more than 90 minutes until he was freed by emergency crews.