Look For Cyclists


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: 91
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2019

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


Started by heather. Last reply by heather Nov 17, 2019. 126 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

Cyclist vs Object

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Jan 18, 2019. 32 Replies

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

Staying safe tips?

Started by Wayne B. Last reply by Wayne B Sep 12, 2017. 3 Replies

Just arrived (back) in Australia, I have several years of riding experience in Northern suburbs of Brisbane, and decades in Europe.How is cycling safety in Adelaide (from the ground, walking it seems…Continue

Design For Cyclists

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Jun 28, 2016. 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

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Comment by David Bowler on May 15, 2012 at 1:01

I have often complained about bike lanes which come to an abrupt halt, but I think this one has to take the cake

Comment by heather on May 15, 2012 at 0:09

J the B, today at 9pm I emailed the DPTI project manager and have already received a positive response.

"Thanks for the email - I was made aware of the error this late this afternoon and have instructed our painting contractor to correct this asap. There was an error in application in the line marking which differed from what the design is for this roundabout.

Appreciate you taking the time to let me know and will get this corrected as a matter of priority.

Thank you once again."

Comment by J the B on May 14, 2012 at 18:30

Our new bike lane!! Looking along Military rd at the Bower road Intersection.

Comment by heather on February 29, 2012 at 22:23

David, I would not mind videos being posted where the accompanying words were low key, as a way to get authorities to recognise there is a problem and do something. It would add to the work of a web page coordinator in ensuring respectful language for the original post and any comments.

I am aware that the AC web manager is not keen. His email today: I am not really a big fan of videoing and photographing for shaming. Filming an intersection over a period of time and capturing behaviour is OK but individual shots I am not so sure about. It's not really a privacy thing, more about one's determination of what's right and the law. Pixelation of rego plates is time consuming. In a photo it's not so hard but in the end is there any real point to it? So basically I prefer not.

Option 1 is for you to discuss with Angus. Option 2 is to let members know of a website for posting such videos.

Comment by David Bowler on February 29, 2012 at 20:51

I don't see why there would be a problem posting the registration number.  My understanding is that truth is a defense against litigation and so if a video shows a driver committing an offense, it would be difficult for anyone to say it did not happen.  You might just have to be careful with any comment made in conjunction.

Comment by heather on February 29, 2012 at 11:56

Paul, one can report road offences to SAPOL on 131 444. Some officers are helpful; others are not, especially if you are a cyclist. Video would enable you to describe info about the car, driver and driving, which can be difficult when an incident happens in seconds or less. Video would also be useful proof if you are hit, e.g. getting the driver charged and claiming expenses and compensation.

As for posting images on AC -- definitely do not post sound (breach of Privacy Act) or the registration number which is too identifiable, and could lead to legal litigation for you and the coordinator of AC. Do you know how to pixel the rego? I would feel uncomfortable if the topic was a shame file. A better approach is of "look what happens to cyclists, so will authorities please do something, like improve cycling facilities plus educate drivers". Can you think of a catchy topic heading? In the meantime, I will ask the AC coordinator if OK to post video minus the rego.

Comment by Paul on February 29, 2012 at 10:31

Hi Heather,

I'm not sure if this has been discussed previously/elsewhere, what are the legalities involved in creating a "shame file" where we can upload vids or pics of errant automobile drivers? I have heard that these can lead to drivers being convicted for their actions, is this true? The amount of disregard I experience as a regular commuter between Hawthorndene and Adelaide CBD is phenomenal, especially through the affluent suburbs closer to town, there seems to be a real undertone or sentiment of "if you aren't in a car, I dont need to be concerned with you - you aren't wealthy enough to threaten my status". (http://www.abc.net.au/news/3856172)

I'd be really interested in submitting some documented evidence of some drivers' self interest and lack of ethicality, moreso if I though it did any good.

Comment by heather on December 28, 2011 at 14:45

Cycling conference & call for abstracts of papers
WOCREF 2012 (World Cycling Research Forum) will be held at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands on 13 & 14-Sep-2012.

The Call for Abstracts for papers and presentations is released from the organiser and convenor Stu Clement with full details and the abstract template to be found on http://www.wocref.org. Abstracts are due on 10-Feb-2012.

Comment by heather on June 27, 2011 at 20:08
Three cycling events in Brisbane in Sep-2011.
The Bike and Lifestyle Show – http://www.bikeshow.org.au
Asia-Pacific Cycle Conference – http://www.cyclecongress.com
World Cycling Research Forum – http://www.wocref.org
A package registration is available and an early bird fee before 19-Jul-2011.

The inaugural Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress will be held in Brisbane, Queensland from 18-21 September 2011 with the support of the Queensland Government. The congress will provide a valuable forum for cycling experts, researchers and enthusiasts from around the world to share expertise and develop effective methods for raising the profile of cycling. The congress will feature top-tier international keynote speakers and industry specialists presenting on themes of cycleway planning, innovation and infrastructure; cycling promotion and travel behaviour change; culture, community and choices. Registrations to attend this exciting event are now open!
Comment by heather on June 12, 2011 at 19:47

Glad you commented, because I then realised that my first post today in this group failed. Now fixed under topic Lobbying. My submission includes your concern.

2.  Legally a bicycle is a pedal-powered vehicle, and drivers can be required to 'overtake with due care' and give way to cyclists as one would another vehicle.

Will you please email DTEI quickly to emphasise the point?


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