Passing clearance - motion at AGM

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Re: Passing clearance - motion at AGM

Postby Steady rider » 19 May 2016, 3:28pm

Some European data is available on the number of kilometres cycled and the death rate per billion kilometre cycle . Norway with 11.0 cyclist deaths per billion kilometres cycled, followed by Denmark with 12.1, the Netherlands with 12.4, Sweden with 14.4 and Great Britain with 22.4. Data from GB shows that there is an urgent need to improve safety for cyclists.
Pedalling towards Safety, ETSC,
http://archive.etsc.eu/documents/BIKE_P ... anking.pdf

The Queensland report “Evaluation of the Queensland Minimum Passing Distance Road Rule” mentions,

‘In conclusion, from the perspective of police officers, the introduction of the MPD road rule has improved cyclist safety despite the difficulties of enforcement leading to few infringements being issued.


The Queensland report details the fatality rate per month for cyclists and other road users for before to after the passing rule, both reduced with rate ratios of 0.65 for cyclists and 0.86 for other road users.
Evaluation of the Queensland Minimum Passing Distance Road Rule http://eprints.qut.edu.au/94655/

CTC/Cycling UK probably need to contact various groups, Brake, RoSPA and others to arrange a meeting to discuss how best to promote a passing law, a bit like, the Amy Gillett Foundation’s ‘a metre matters’ campaign, launched in November 2009 is based around a simple premise – drivers not hitting bicycle riders. They publish evidence in support and detail their approach.

A metre matters, Amy Gillett Foundation’s Australia.
http://www.amygillett.org.au/programs-r ... re-matters

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Re: Passing clearance - motion at AGM

Postby Psamathe » 19 May 2016, 4:38pm

Steady rider wrote:...
CTC/Cycling UK probably need to contact various groups, Brake, RoSPA and others to arrange a meeting to discuss how best to promote a passing law, a bit like, the Amy Gillett Foundation’s ‘a metre matters’ campaign, launched in November 2009 is based around a simple premise – drivers not hitting bicycle riders. They publish evidence in support and detail their approach....

Except prior to and at the AGM they made it clear they did not want to support such a law. Shame and I think contrary to the interests of cyclists and cycling and I suppose they have governance issues to spend their time on, then there is the rebranding that takes loads of money and manpower, etc.

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Re: Passing clearance - motion at AGM

Postby gaz » 19 May 2016, 5:35pm

Steady rider wrote:... CTC/Cycling UK probably need to contact various groups, Brake, RoSPA and others to arrange a meeting to discuss how best to promote a passing law, ...

Except that the membership rejected the Motion at the AGM: 1261 for, 1725 against.
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Re: Passing clearance - motion at AGM

Postby Steady rider » 19 May 2016, 6:15pm

Recent evidence suggests a review may be worth considering. At the AGM Council members had a brief discussion and it seems they may have not been fully informed on all aspects. Late February the Evaluation of the Queensland Minimum Passing Distance Road Rule http://eprints.qut.edu.au/94655/ was published. Other information has come to light.

https://www.bwa.org.au/bikes-and-riding/735/07
April 2016 Bicycling Western Australia has recently reviewed its position on the Minimum Passing Distance rules in Western Australia following the release of Evaluation of the Queensland Minimum Passing Distance Road Rule by CARRS-Q
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CTC Council may decide to take a second look at the evidence, supporting changes to the Highway Code and supporting the legal suggested requirements can work together.
The government petition indicates the public shows some support, nearly 16000 votes so far
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/128190