Everyday Australians are being encouraged to join regular cycling commuters and ride to work next Wednesday 17 October.
The Bicycle Network’s National Ride 2 Work Day aims to get Australian’s to be active and choose a bike as their mode of transport to work, rather than the car or public transport.
“We’d like to remind drivers that there may be more cyclists than usual making their way to work on Ride 2 Work Day,” said Acting Road Safety Commissioner Iain Cameron.
“Make sure you give a safe distance as you pass cyclists, with the required amount being one metre for roads up to 60km/h and 1.5 metres for roads more than 60km/h.”
Bicycling WA will host a free breakfast for all Perth CBD workers who decide to ride to work next Wednesday.
“The Road Safety Commission will be at the breakfast to engage with cyclists and commuters on cycling safety, as well as hand out hi-vis backpack covers that can increase a cyclist’s chances of being seen on the road by drivers and other road users.”
The gathering at Elizabeth Quay from 6.30am to 8.30am will celebrate commuter cycling and include exhibitors promoting cycling health, infrastructure and education.
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