Bike users encourage more cycling and more road safety

Central Coast Bicycle Users’ Group members Stephen Twist and Alan Corven with Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch

Members of the Central Coast Bicycle Users’ Group (CCBUG) have called for more bicycle awareness and safety on local roads and shared pathways.

The Group’s President and members met with Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch at the Woy Woy Waterfront on June 18, to discuss the important of bike safety.

President of CCBUG, Alan Corven, encouraged more residents and parents to consider riding a bike to work or urge their children to ride to school.

“The Woy Woy Peninsula is well suited for bicycle use, riding a bike to work or allowing your children to use active transport and ride to school, promotes healthy habits and reduces congestion on our road networks,” Corven said.

“It’s critical that residents and parents know that it is a legal requirement for helmets to be worn and that meet Australian safety standards.

“Riders must ensure they keep to the left on shared paths and use their bell when approaching pedestrians, allowing a metre when passing.”

The Group currently advocates and raises awareness on behalf of bicycle users across the Coast … they are also a social group that meet regularly for rides that promote mental and physical benefits.

Tesch said it was important the Peninsula has the correct infrastructure in place for bicycle users to ensure a safe ride.

“The more people that use active transport to get to work, school and for recreation purposes, the more funding the government will have to allocate towards bicycle infrastructure,” Tesch said.

“It’s also vital that motorists are aware that bicycle users share the road and have the same rights and responsibilities as they do.”

Tesch also urged residents to visit the Transport for NSW website and read the full range of rules and regulations applicable to bicycle riders and motorists.

Media release, June 18
Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch