04/05/2012

More than one million Victorians cycle every week. Together we're going to stand up for cycling and ensure it receives the government investment it deserves.

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A Metre Matters cycling safety laws 

Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber will introduce a new law to make cycling safer as part of a coordinated Greens national response to the Amy Gillett Foundation 'A Metre Matters' campaign, launched 25 July 2013.

Every year in Australia, an average of 35 bicycle riders are killed and more than 9,500 are seriously injured. Greens MPs across the nation are supporting legislation to make drivers leave a minimum distance when overtaking bicycle riders – of 1 metre on roads up to 60km/h, and 1.5 metres on faster roads.

 "Everyone has the right to ride safely for work and play. Legislation supporting a minimum overtaking distance is one of a number of connected initiatives to foster greater acceptance of cycling in our culture, and help drivers and bicycle riders share our roads more safely." - Tracey Gaudry, CEO Amy Gillett Foundation.

The Greens have a 'Bike Blackspot' app so you can put your spot on the mapGet it now.

Bicycle riding is increasingly popular form of transport as it is low cost, a great form of exercise and good for the environment. We need to ensure key bicycle black spots get urgent attention so we can continue to entice people to leave their cars at home.

Don't have an iPhone or iPad? No worries, you can use this easy form on our website.

We all know a "Bike Blackspot" that we ride with great difficulty and trepidation. Some are so bad we take a longer route and avoid them altogether. These are the spots we wish would be fixed. 

With The Greens new "Bike Blackspot" app you can put your blackspot on the map.

You can also use the app to report a lack of bike facilities such as bike hoops, report vehicles parked in bike lanes and even send positive feedback. 

It's a great way to promote your spot and get things fixed. The more people marking a blackspot, the higher up the fix list it goes.

The app also reports your spot directly to the appropriate Ministers.

Download the "Bike Blackspot" app for the iPhone/iPad now.

Don't have an iPhone? No worries, you can use this easy form on our website.

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Bike West - trucks and bikes don't mix, it's time to fix

Bicycle infrastructure in the West is substandard and dangerous. Roads are also choked with trucks – more than 20,000 trucks drive through the inner West every single day. With the number of people cycling increasing fast, immediate action is needed to develop quality, safe and direct bicycle routes in the West. 

Read more.