A Metre Matters!

Discussion in 'Activism / Safety' started by kinkylink, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. kinkylink

    kinkylink Cycling Tshirt Maker

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    A Metre Matters Awareness Program!

    A Metre Matters
    Research from the Department of Transport showed that in 2005-06 4,370 cyclists were seriously injured on Australian roads, with more than 1,500 of these accidents involving a motor vehicle.

    Whilst there are a number of different causes of these accidents, we know that many of them are due to motorists not providing enough space on the road for cyclists. This is where the A Metre Matters message comes in.

    Designed to raise awareness of cyclists in the minds of drivers, there has been, and will continue to be, a number of supporting campaigns involved in promoting the A Metre Matters message

    Check out the very cool t-shirts from Apres Velo supporting the program:

    MENS
    We Tread the Same Road - Apres Velo - Live the Ride

    WOMENS
    I Need My Space - Apres Velo - Live the Ride

    ULTRA COOL KIDS
    Learner Biker - Apres Velo - Live the Ride
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    It's no better over here. They just resurfaced and re-striped where I live, and I see cars take up the bike lane, as though the lane for cars isn't wide enough.
     

  3. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Certain states/counties/cities have "3 feet 2 pass" laws over here, too. Good concept, but has anybody ever seen that actually enforced? I highly doubt it.