Monday, March 10, 2014

Cycling Death Fatality No Bike Helmet Male 32 y.o Riding on Footpath onto Road Moreland, Melbourne VicRoads CrashStats




VicRoads is currently considering:

"under one suggested reform, 

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 all riders to use the footpath, provided that they give way to pedestrians."

Herald Sun 12.9.14






VicRoads CrashStats

Cycling Death Fatality

Male 32 y.o Cyclist riding on Footpath onto Road No Helmet

Moreland, Melbourne
November 11th 2008

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/cycling-deaths-15-fatalities-no-bike.html

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/cycling-helmets-5-bike-helmets-photos.html






VicRoads CrashStats

Cycling Death Fatality

Cyclist riding on Footpath onto Road No Helmet

Moreland, Melbourne
November 11th 2008



Bicycle Victoria's Report into Cycle Deaths in Victoria (2002)


2 Entering the roadway

Young people are being killed riding off the footpath onto the road
Figure 4: Over each of the past 6 years between one and three cyclists have been killed riding onto a road from a footpath or driveway (DCAs 147 &148)

Almost one in five fatal cycle crashes (16%) involved a cyclist, usually young, riding off a footpath (DCA 147) or driveway (DCA 148) onto the road. This type of crash also accounts for 18.2% of all cycle crashes.


Most (63%) of the fatalities in this group are under 15 and male. The crashes mostly occur on weekdays (90%) from 7am to 11am and 2pm to 7pm. They are mostly in metro Melbourne (52%) and in regional centres, mainly (74%) in 60 and 70km zones.

https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/media/vanilla/file/2002_Deaths_report.pdf




Comment by Pete Dowe



Cycling Participation: 


'Any kind of Cycling More Often?'



Pedal Safely

































Pete  Dowe
Road Safety Advocate


Mordialloc Chelsea Leader
April 6th 2009

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/cycling-helmets-5-bike-helmets-photos.html



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