Friday, May 1, 2015

Cycling Beach Road Bunch Cycling VIDEO T Intersections "30 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured occurred at T intersections" Cyclists Poorly Lit "Be Bright- Day and Night" Reflectives Bike Lights Road Rule 259 Bike Lights Law Cars pull out & turn into side street No Stopping Zone Beach Road, Bayside 17.7.2010 7.45AM & Hell Ride Beach Road, Bayside, Melbourne April 28th 2012 7.05 AM Road Rule 151 Riding Two Abreast Community Safety


30 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured occurred at T intersections



in Victoria during the period June 30th 2004- June 30th 2013 according to VicRoads CrashStats



Give Way and Stop Sign Intersections accounted for 9 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured



with 7 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured occurring at Give Way Sign Intersections



Roundabout Intersections accounted for 6 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured 


2 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured occurred at Stop Sign Intersections







video







Hell Ride Beach Road, Bayside, Melbourne April 28th 2012 7.05 AM





Car turns right into sidestreet between two large cycling bunches



Another car has difficulty passing the long, wide cycling bunch.



There is the potential for a head-on collision between the two cars,

caused by the difficulty overtaking the long, wide cycling bunch.








Riding two abreast




If riding in the same (lane) please consider other road users and,

if necessary, change to single file to allow drivers to overtake safely.

VicRoads








Driver and Cyclist frustration and undue risks.



Bunch sizes and Cyclists more than two abreast



The CycleSport Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to the Coroner stated:


"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."



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'.  






Riding two abreast



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.



VicRoads







video





Beach Road Bunch Cycling T Intersections Cyclists Poorly Lit 
Cars pull out and turn into side street


Beach Road, Bayside 17.7.2010 7.45AM




"Be Bright- Day and Night" 

Please note that the Bike Lights Law 

Road Rule 259 


applies to reduced visibility
not just dark


Nb Vicroads describes the law as the minimum safety standard.

Pete Dowe

Bike Lights Law

Road Rule 259

The rider of a bicycle must not ride at night, or in hazardous weather conditions 

causing reduced visibility, 

unless the bicycle, or the rider,
displays—

(a) a flashing or steady white light 

that is clearly visible for at least
200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and

(b) a flashing or steady red light 

that is clearly visible for at least
200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and

(c) a red reflector 

that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres
from the rear of the bicycle

when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam








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