Drivers urged to make peace with cyclists on the Gold Coast

The Queensland Government is urging Gold Coast motorists and cyclist to get along, with the implementation of new signage on popular cycling streets.

The additional “share the road” signs will be installed along Currumbin Creek Road.

Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, said the State Government is committed to improving road safety for cyclists.


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“We’re seeing more cyclists on Gold Coast roads, including on Currumbin Creek Road,’’ Mr Bailey said.

“The signs will complement the cyclist signage already in place and will serve as a reminder to all road users to look out for one another and give a one-metre gap when passing cyclists.’’

The Minister added it is important for all road users to remember motorists and cyclists have the same rights the responsibilities.

Mr Bailey said the signage is part of a larger program called, Join The Drive.

“Our recent Safer Roads Safer Queensland forum had a particular focus on vulnerable road users,  including cyclists, and we will continue to work with representatives of all road users to improve safety on Queensland roads,” he said.

‘‘Last year we released the Queensland Cycling Strategy 2017-2027, which includes a two-year action plan to support those who ride and those who want to ride.’’

For more information on the Queensland Cycling Strategy click here.

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PPE and signage – the two least effective controls at the bottom of the hierarchy of WHS controls. Cheap, ineffective, gesture politics shifting the blame to the victim.