Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren welcomed news today that cyclists in Queensland would be protected by laws that require a metre gap by passing vehicles. Ms MacLaren is introducing a similar bill that will keep cyclists safe.
“It is great that Queensland has become the first state in Australia to pass a law protecting cyclists from vehicles that get closer than a metre when passing. We do not want anyone losing their lives on our roads”.
“Western Australian cyclists are just as entitled to use our roads as those in vehicles. According to the Department of Public Transport, WA cyclists using new riding spots jumped from 132,000 in January to 228,000 in September, this is a huge increase that we must prepare for. Read more »