Safe City Riding
With Melbourne streets full of traffic it’s vital that cyclists learn
the best ways to stay safe. Here are some top tips from experienced
riders, commuters and instructors:
. Make eye contact: Not
only should you watch what other road users are doing - be sure they
know you are watching them.
. Cycle Defensively:
Defensive cycling is all about staying aware of your surroundings,
other road users and possible hazards at all times. Don’t just switch
off when you start to pedal.
. Be Seen:
Staying visible is vital, especially at night when city streets are
alight with road signs, shop signs, trams and other vehicles. Use
flashing lights, hi-viz and reflective gear if you’re feeling