23 November 2020
Last week was National Road Safety Week, helping to raise awareness of Road Safety in your community. Here is a summary.
New Road Safety Strategy 2020-2030
To start off National Road Safety Week, the WA Government released the new Road Strategy Driving Change – Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia 2020 – 2030 that aims to reduce the number of people fatally, severely or seriously injured by 50 to 70% by 2030, and to zero by 2050.
With this strategy being hot off the press, we will review to see how WestCycle can best improve safety outcome for bike riders in WA.
To read the strategy, please visit https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/New-Road-Safety-Strategy
Pledge to Drive So Others Survive
This year, the Road Safety Commission called upon workplaces, community groups and schools to hold a National Road Safety week morning tea and use the opportunity to identify local road safety issues and help remind people to:
- Remove distractions and never use your mobile while using the road.
- Don’t put people at risk by speeding, during tired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Talk to people about how they can reduce their risk as a driver for their own safety and the safety of others
- Pledge to drive so others survive
For more information and print resources to share, please visit https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/National-Road-Safety-Week
City of Stirling’s Bike Jam
On Sunday 15 November, The City of Stirling hosted “Bike Jam 2020” a free community event that hosted a range of interactive educational activities including children’s learn to ride sessions, Constable Care puppet show and bike safety presentations, bike repair workshop, awareness/education stalls, a modular pump track, sausage sizzle and guided social rides (6.4km or 2.1km) along the Moorland Street Bicycle Boulevard.
The modular pump track was a hit with the kids (even the adult kids), maybe an opportunity for a permanent pump track?
For more photos of the day, please see the City of Stirling’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=4421202467964227&id=163818740369309
Western Australian Tandem Cycling Advisory Council’s Tandemonium
On Saturday 21 November, the Western Australian Tandem Cycling Advisory Council hosted its inaugural Tandem Muster, showcasing the fantastic tandem cycling community as well as raising awareness for bike riding road safety.
It was a great morning shared by many people, with Chris Tallentire MLA representing the Minister for Road Safety and a wide range of different tandem bikes on show.
More photos from the day to come. WATCAC are always looking for new pilots, so if you would like to be a part of a great bike riding community while also helping more blind and vision-impaired people enjoy the riding a bike, please visit https://watcac.org/
Help create a bike-friendly WA
Our work is made possible by our members who support us to make bike riding better in Western Australia.