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
Friday, February 21, 2014
Cycling Injuries Around the Bay in a Day Heart Attacks, Bicycle Alone Accidents/ Bike Falls Bicycle Network Victoria The Age
"The male cyclist, aged in his mid-50s, was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital in a serious but stable condition after he was given CPR by a passing motorist."
"Just before 8.30am a man in his 40s suffered a heart attack as he was riding on the Princes Freeway near Avalon.
He also received head injuries when he fell from his bicycle."
"We got 25 cases from the bike ride and those included all sorts of cuts and abrasions.
Literally people have fallen off their bikes or clipped a car or something else," MAS spokesman Ray Rowe said.