Friday, June 20, 2014

Cycling Bicycle Network Victoria's approach to Road Safety stated Principles Report into Cycle Deaths in Victoria 2002



"Our review of cycling deaths shows that cyclists who break the law

are much more likely to be killed or seriously injured". 

Bicycle Victoria (2002)

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



Training:
·         Support training courses that increase bicycle skills for adults and children.

Standards:
·         Support appropriate standards that improve bicycle safety.

Regulations:
·         Support regulations that improve bicycle safety.

·         Encourage regular review of penalties.


Insurance solutions:


·         Develop insurance solutions for common causes of injury and property damage.





[1] Bicycle Victoria’s approach


Bicycle Victoria’s approach to road safety is based on the following principles:

Data:
·         Identify reliable information about cycle trauma.
·         Analyse, interpret and publish the data.
·         Identify data that needs to be gathered. For example, establish a sound basis for measuring exposure or the amount of cycling that occurs.

Consensus:
·         Build a consensus amongst all stakeholders on the priority problems.

Prevention:
·         Encourage all stakeholders to move to a preventative approach.

Emphasise engineering countermeasures:
·         Ensure that bike paths are built or adapted to reduce crashes caused by poorly designed corners, sight lines, centrally located bollards and inadequate maintenance.
·         Ensure that bike lanes that meet the national guidelines are installed as part of bicycle networks.
·         Monitor implementation of countermeasures.
·         Evaluate effectiveness.

Training:
·         Support training courses that increase bicycle skills for adults and children.

Standards:
·         Support appropriate standards that improve bicycle safety.

Regulations:
·         Support regulations that improve bicycle safety.

·         Encourage regular review of penalties.

Insurance solutions:


·         Develop insurance solutions for common causes of injury and property damage.



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

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