A great initiative from Council aimed at Cycle Safety and focused on raising awareness of how to keep cyclists safe on our roads. What better canvas to share the message than bike riders themselves?
New customised high visibility cycling apparel commissioned by Sunshine Coast Council, which features important road safety messages and makes it easier for drivers to see cyclists, is now available.
Transport portfolio councillor Rick Baberowski said driver education was an initiative in Council’s Draft Sunshine Coast Road Safety Plan 2015-2019.
“As part of its Road Safety Plan, Council recognises the importance of promoting state and local road safety education programs to educate drivers on road safety issues, including basic road rules,” Cr Baberowski said.
“This apparel shares important road safety messages for both drivers and cyclists including ‘share with care’ and ‘stay wider of the rider’.
“As well as increasing cyclist visibility on the road and sharing important messages with drivers, the apparel will be seen when cyclists are off their bikes at shops or cafes.”
Apparel purchase details
Visit Council’s website to view and order the apparel. The apparel is also available to view at various bike stores across the Sunshine Coast – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for current locations.
- Need to do a basic bike maintenance check? Remember ‘ABCD’ – Air (tyre pressure), Brake check, Chain and gears (lubrication), Direction/handlebars (firmly fixed in place).
- Don’t wear a hat or cap underneath your helmet – this reduces the effectiveness of the helmet in event of an accident.
- Do you know what the yellow bike symbols painted on the road are for? These are used where there is not enough room for an exclusive bike lane. Yellow bike symbols represent shared road spaces for motor vehicles and bikes.
- Always lock up your bike in public places.