Cycling at UWA
Safety Concerns On Shared Pathways
There have been recent safety concerns raised regarding shared pathways on the main campus. All users of these pathways are reminded of the following :
Cycling and the Law
When riding it is important to understand your legal responisbilties, and the legal resposibilties that other road users have towards you. This information comes from the Department For Planning and Infrastructure web site and the pamphlet Cycling and the Law. If you would like more information please see the Road Traffic Act 1974, Road Traffic Code 2000 and the Road Traffic (Bicycles) Regulation 2000.
Road rules applying only to cyclists:
Shared paths (cycle-ways) have their own set of rules and code of behaviour:
Shared path courtesy:
Reporting a crash:
If you are involved in a crash, on a road or path with another rider, a pedestrian, a motor vehicle or an animal, and either party is injured or property damage is estimated to exceed $1,000, the incident must be reported to the police. In addition, incidents involving personal injury must be reported to the Insurance Commission of Western Australia.
Reporting dangerous or threatening behaviour:
It is important that all members of the cycling community report behaviour from other road and path users that could be considered dangerous or overtly threatening in nature. It could help prevent further problems in the future for other riders. Any troubling incidents should be reported to your local police as soon as possible. If the incident involves a vehicle, it is useful to note the relevant make, model and registration details.
Last updated 02 May 2006 12:54
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