Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cycling & Walking Pedestrian Death Fatality Making it Easier to Ride Through Tram Stops Negligence Community Safety





This blog strongly opposes certain reforms 

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


http://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/pedal-power-vicroads-considers-allowing-cyclists-to-run-red-lights/story-fni0fit3-1227055875630?sv=694137fd961746992a5dfdbe55d4f70d&&net_sub_uid=110365919





I argue that the “Victorian Government Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure


"has a duty of care to ensure that reasonable action is taken to minimise the risk of harm to anyone who is reasonably likely to be affected by the department's activities.”


I argue that the Victorian Government Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure

“may be found to be negligent where a failure to take reasonable care results in some injury or loss.”


Pete Dowe
Road Safety Advocate






An 88 year old female pedestrian was struck and killed by a female cyclist while boarding a Tram in Melbourne at a Tram Stop next to the Rear of State Parliament

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/cycling-public-liability-negligence-all.html


Swanston Street tram super stop in Melbourne

Melbourne CBD 

Photo ABC TV News






A cyclist rides past a stopped tram in Melbourne’s CBD. Picture: Hamish Blair


 Herald Sun Nov 9th 2014



Cyclists Identification Terry Mulder

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/cycling-public-liability-negligence-all.html

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/hit-and-run-cyclist-tram-stop-creep.html

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/pedestrian-death-fatality-man-killed-by.html

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/pedestrian-hit-by-speeding-cyclist.html

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/cyclist-death-fatality-around-bay-in.html




An 88 year old female pedestrian was struck and killed by a female cyclist while boarding a Tram in Melbourne at a Tram Stop next to the Rear of State Parliament

Cyclists Identification Terry Mulder

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/video-melbourne-cbd-cyclist-creeps-ride.html

VicRoads Crashstats

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/cyclists-identification-red-light.html

Cyclists Identification Terry Mulder

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/hit-and-run-cyclist-tram-stop-creep.html

Witnesses said the woman had only taken one step off the curb at the tram stop in Macarthur St when a female cyclist struck her and knocked her to the ground.


Tram-Stop Cyclist Creeps!

Trams

Road Rule: A bike rider must stop before passing the rear
of a stopped tram at a tram stop. 

Once the tram doors are closed and pedestrians 
have crossed between the tram and kerb, 
the rider may then proceed to pass the tram.


"People i.e. pedestrians are part of the environment too. 
Cycling must be people-friendly" 

Pete Dowe
"The old lady is unfortunately not in good shape, the lady on the bicycle also has some injuries," Ms Corcoran said.
"She was responding when I first got to her, but once I got a doctor she had stoppedresponding. (She had) head injuries mainly, very severe head injuries.
"She was responding to me, nodding and with a slight moan, but that did not last for very long and then concussion set in. "The cyclist, believed to be a younger woman, appeared to have a dislocated shoulder. 
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/archive/news/pedestrian-struck-by-bike-while-exiting-tram/story-fn7x8me2-1226215038764

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/cyclist-creep-strikes-elderly-woman.html

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/hit-and-run-cyclist-tram-stop-creep.html

Elderly woman struck by bike while boarding tram

AN elderly woman has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being run over by a cyclist while trying to board a stopped tram in East Melbourne.
Witnesses said the woman had only taken one step off the curb at the tram stop in Macarthur St when a female cyclist struck her and knocked her to the ground.
Nurse Lisa Corcoran saw the crash unfold shortly before midday and ran to the old woman's help, but said she soon lost consciousness after suffering head injuries.
"The old lady is unfortunately not in good shape, the lady on the bicycle also has some injuries," Ms Corcoran said.
"She was responding when I first got to her, but once I got a doctor she had stoppedresponding. (She had) head injuries mainly, very severe head injuries.
"She was responding to me, nodding and with a slight moan, but that did not last for very long and then concussion set in."
The cyclist, believed to be a younger woman, appeared to have a dislocated shoulder.
The accident happened just metres from ongoing extensive roadworks at the tram stop next to the rear entrance to Parliament House, where traffic restrictions are currently in place.
An ambulance spokesman said the accident took place at the intersection with St Andrews Place.
- with Jessica Craven
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/archive/news/pedestrian-struck-by-bike-while-exiting-tram/story-fn7x8me2-1226215038764




Cyclists Identification Terry Mulder

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/video-melbourne-cbd-cyclist-creeps-ride.html

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/cyclist-creep-strikes-elderly-woman.html

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/hit-and-run-cyclist-tram-stop-creep.html

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/cyclists-identification-red-light.html

http://www.sydneycyclist.com/forum/topics/elderly-woman-struck-by-bike-while-boarding-tram?commentId=1321712%3AComment%3A367258

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