It is everybody’s right to have a safe journey to their destination regardless of their method of transport. Knowing the rules and following them is essential for all road users to ensure that we all remain safe and enjoy the journey.
WestCycle, The Road Safety Commission and the cycling community have developed guidelines to promote safer riding on our roads. Creating a more harmonious and safer riding environment will increase the number of people who choose to ride a bike.
2/3 OF OUR JOURNEYS IN A CAR ARE LESS THAN 5km AND CAN BE TRAVELLED IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES ON A BIKE.
These guides will help you ride safely. As riders, we can engage with other road users in a positive manner and with more people riding, our community will accept riding as a way of life and lead to improvements in health and wellbeing, traffic congestion, community cohesion, and environmental outcomes, while saving you money from increasing fuel costs.
The Best Practice Guides do not outline road rules – they communicate principles that you won’t find in a rulebook, and we hope that they are widely adopted within the cycling community. With this in mind, in consultation with numerous stakeholders, we have developed a series of “Best Practice Guides” to riding. The project was made possible through funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account.
Department of Transport
We’ve put together a guide aimed at people who ride in groups. It’s to help make group riding safer and more enjoyable for everyone. Many groups have their own set of riding standards, and this guide is not designed to replace them. It is, however, about defining best practice for groups to adopt or modify to suit their individual needs. Whether you ride with a few mates, with a club, or from a café, use this guide to get the best out of your group rides.
Riding Safely in a Group
Best Practice Guide
Riding Safely on your Own
Best Practice Guide
This is a best practice guide to help drivers navigate the roads together with cyclists. Helping cyclists and drivers to share the road safely is something that everybody wants.
Driving Safely with Bike Riders
Best Practice Guide
Elected Director – Off Road
Tim has been in senior leadership and strategic development roles for more than twenty years. He is currently Director of Executive Education in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University and is a past Assistant Commissioner and General Manager in the public service. He is an Accountant (FCPA) and sits on the Divisional Council of CPA Australia.
Tim has been involved in racing mountain bikes, BMX and triathlon for many years, both as a father of two children who race and as a past and current bike racer. Tim is the current over-50 State Champion in downhill mountain biking. He is also a very regular and enthusiastic transport cyclist; frequently seen in a suit and tie riding to meetings in the city on a mountain bike.
Chair - Governance and Risk Committee
Denise Sullivan has a career spanning over twenty years in senior management and executive roles in the state public and not-for-profit health sectors.
In her usual role of Director Chronic Disease Prevention with the Western Australian Department of Health, she leads the development of state chronic disease and injury prevention policy and planning frameworks and contributes to the shaping of the national preventive health policy agenda.
Her professional interests cover many aspects of chronic disease and injury prevention encompassing health communications, health promotion and research, public policy on health and workforce planning and development.
She has a particular interest in furthering collaborations with other sectors with a mutual interest in promoting a more active and healthier WA community, and creating and sustaining environments that support this. Denise is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Leadership WA Signature Program, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian College of Health Service Managers.
Denise is a recreational cyclist and recent convert to mountain biking (although trainer wheels still on!).