Look For Cyclists

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Look For Cyclists

Seek decrease in cycling incidents. Collect data to lobby authorities. Remind drivers that cyclists are people, and to look.

Please add your experiences to these topics:
1. Abuse
2. Collision
3. Cyclist Assaulted or Object Thrown
4. Cyclist vs Object
5. Near Miss

Location: Adelaide SA
Members: 85
Latest Activity: Nov 29

When choosing the name of Look For Cyclists, I thought of a road safety slogan, and also the common drivers’ excuse “I didn’t see you”. Authorities could improve the safety of vulnerable road users with Strict Liability legislation. When negligent driving near cyclists brings negative consequences, then more drivers will remember to Look For Cyclists.

Is this the bike we need to get drivers to Look For Cyclists?

Discussion Forum

Cyclist vs Object

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Nov 29. 27 Replies

Most bicycle collisions involve a vehicle or other road user, listed under topic…Continue

Collision

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Oct 10. 108 Replies

After the intro, some pertinent links to AC discussions, but not all links. Please add your experiences.Please report your bicycle-vehicle collisions to police, even if your injuries appear minor:--…Continue

Design For Cyclists

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Jun 28. 14 Replies

A place to post pictures of what facility designs you would like for cycling. Includes road, paths and bicycle parking. I encourage other AC members to post here.There is an alternative topic for…Continue

Approaching a roundabout

Started by Mike Marshall. Last reply by Mark Parnell MLC May 26. 3 Replies

Since taking up road riding last year by biggest concern is entering a smaller roundabout where I would be ahead of a motor vehicle keeping far left and the motor vehicle attempting to squeeze past…Continue

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Comment by Rosie Smith on August 31, 2015 at 18:06

Thumbs up to that Pete

Comment by pete davis on August 31, 2015 at 17:55

Great bit of advice Rosie,,,,,,,and ,,,, wear easy to see Hi vis clothing  !

Comment by Rosie Smith on August 31, 2015 at 16:03

I've not long moved over to SA From Geelong, I'm all for drivers to be made more aware of cyclists we are increasing in numbers all ages. SA drivers are much more cyclist friendly than Victorian motorists. One of the most important things I've found over quite a few years of riding is for the cyclist to attempt some kind of eye contact with the drivers. I do realise that it can be difficult but wherever its possible it a very positive thing to do. And bearing in mind that as cyclists for those that are using the same paths as us for walking, jogging, running etc eye contact is a good tool for those occasions as well.

Comment by heather on March 23, 2014 at 13:54

The Amy Gillett Foundation petition for minimum overtaking distance.
Please print the petition, get signatures and post to MP’s address at bottom by 30-Apr-2014.
http://www.amygillett.org.au/assets/Petition-Minimum-overtaking-dis...
http://www.amygillett.org.au/ametrematterspetition

Comment by William Cooper on November 28, 2012 at 12:52

I wonder what went wrong with the plans for this bicycle lane?  I gues it was not in the original plan and was later added on and they missed such a big detail

Comment by heather on May 15, 2012 at 22:19

And when a left turning cyclist keeps to the left, drivers will (continue to) complain that cyclists do not ride in bicycle lanes.

Comment by David Bowler on May 15, 2012 at 22:02

But if you are turning left, you can't ride in the bicycle lane even though you are supposed to ride in one where it exists.

Comment by heather on May 15, 2012 at 21:14

I accept that this was the original plan, unfortunately.

Bob Cumming who presented study 'A bicycle friendly roundabout: Designing to direct cyclists to ride where drivers look' recommends a merge area 50 metres before the roundabout. So I would try to claim the lane well before the bicycle lane ends.

Comment by Tim B (the running man) on May 15, 2012 at 19:38

Not much of a solution, I can't imagine this was on the original plan

Comment by heather on May 15, 2012 at 7:54

David, note that a painting contractor error that will be rectified. Says something that the contractor did not query his interpretation that the bicycle lane was to end abruptly.

Another example was where Kintore Avenue met Victoria Drive. A concrete protuberance that might not be seen at night, and when coming downhill. I contacted ACC and eventually remedied.

 

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