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, May 5, 2015
Beach Road Bunch Cycling VIDEO 5 Cyclists on Wrong Side of Road HELL RIDE Difficulty Overtaking Cycling Bunch Beach Road, Bayside, Melbourne Jan 28th 2012 7.04 AM Road Rule 151 Riding Two Abreast Bunch Size Rec. Max. 20 Riders Negligence Reckless Illegal No Stopping Zone Share the Road Difficulty Overtaking Road Safety Community Safety
The Code of
Conduct for Training Cyclists recommends a maximum bunch size of 20
The Code of Conduct for Training Cyclists states:
“It is recommended that groups do not exceed 20 cyclists in total
as it becomes extremely
difficult for other cyclists and motorists to ‘pass the bunch’.
Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to Coroner Johnstone states:
”when cyclists breach
road rules...” in particular the “…cycling specific rule of riding two abreast
or three abreast when overtaking,
other road users become frustrated and take
undue risks and/or show inappropriate aggression often to other cyclists.”
5 Cyclists on Wrong Side of Road Hell Ride, Beach Road, Bayside, Melbourne Jan 28th 2012 7.04 AM
Riding two abreast
If riding in the same (lane) please consider other road
if necessary, change to single file to allow drivers to
Road Rule 151: Bike riders must not ride alongside more than
one other rider in a single marked lane or on any part of a road that is not a
multi-lane road unless the bike rider is overtaking another bike rider.
On multi-lane roads, marked lane (and regardless of whether
the road is a multi-lane road or any other sort of road), bike riders in that
marked lane must not ride more than 1.5 metres apart.
Tip: When riding two abreast bike riders cannot (as stated)
ride more than two abreast in any single marked lane on that road
(unless, as stated, overtaking another bike rider) but may
ride more than two abreast across multiple lanes.
If riding in the same please consider other road users and,
if necessary, change to single file to allow drivers to overtake safely.