Main Roads Western Australia has published two guides for cyclists: this guide on sharing the road and a second guide for cyclists and pedestrians on sharing paths. The guide, Share the Path: A Guide for Motorists and Bicycle Riders is targeted at both motorists and cyclists with the aim of informing both users about good practice and the law. All cyclists and motorists are encouraged to read the guide.
To encourage good behaviours on our shared paths the guide reminds motorists to …
- be Patient - only overtake when it is safe to do so and always give at least 1.0 metre of room to the passing rider
- be Vigilant – watch out for cyclists, particularly at roundabouts and intersections and when turning;
- be Observant – check before opening your door.
and cyclists are reminded …
- to obey the road rules
- to wear your helmet
- to check your lights
- to be predictable
- to ride defensively
Your Turn To Talk
Have you had a chance to read the guide? What do you think of it? Has Main Roads Western Australia got it right? Please do share your thoughts on the Share the Path: A Guide for Motorists and Bicycle Riders with the rest of us by leaving a comment below