Have you noticed the Get Noticed advertisements on the radio or seen the posters on the back of buses?
We’ve been running the Get Noticed campaign to help you stay safe when you’re on your bike.
The campaign message was the result of discussions by a focus group with members from the DCC, local bike groups, local businesses and bike shops and the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Get Noticed – lighter, brighter, alive
- Pull on some high viz gear before you saddle up and make sure you’re noticed on the road. High viz gear means other road users are more likely to see you, reducing the risk of a misjudgement.
- Check your brakes before you set out.
- Make sure your helmet is correctly fitted – bike shops in Dunedin will be happy to check this for you.
- Use a bike bell (available free from bike shops) or tell people you’re passing them if you need to alert them when using the shared pathways. Be aware that some people may be using headphones and might not hear you until the last minute.
- Check your bike lights if you’ll be cycling at dusk, early morning or in the dark.
For drivers, a reminder to share the road
Always slow down and wait until it's safe to overtake cyclists, allow a minimum clearance of 1.5 metres.
"Fast moving vehicles don't just create a direct hazard from colliding with cyclists. It's also the slipstream from vehicles that can cause cyclists to wobble, or even be sucked towards larger vehicles. On narrow roads with very little room for error, even a slight wobble from a cyclist can result in serious consequences" adds Nicola Bould who is a member of the Port Chalmers Community Board and Harbour Cycleway Network.
For more information on the Get Noticed campaign email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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