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Log on now for cycle safety

Published: 24 October 2014

Log on now for cycle safety

High-visibility vests aimed at keeping Logan cyclists safe on our busy local roads can now be purchased on Council's website.

As part of its commitment to road safety through its SafeRoads4Logan campaign, Council launched the RU1m campaign in July. The campaign aims to improve cyclist awareness and safety on Logan City's local roads by reminding motorists of the need to steer clear of cyclists by a minimum of one metre.

It is the latest chapter in Council's SafeRoads4Logan initiative which aims to reduce the number of fatalities and serious accidents on the city's local roads by 10 per cent.

Deputy Mayor and Safe Roads Advisory Committee Chairman, Councillor Russell Lutton (Division 2), said Logan City Council was the first Council in Queensland to launch a cycle safety campaign.

"Cycling is an increasingly popular activity in Logan with kids of all ages riding to and from school and young and old alike riding for recreation, fitness or simply commuting to and from work. We want to make sure that both locals and visitors are safe on our streets," he said.

"And while the campaign is primarily aimed at reminding motorists of their need to remain at least one metre from cyclists at all times on local roads, it also aims to increase cyclists' awareness of their responsibilities on the road.

Cr Lutton said Council had created a host of material to support the campaign, including high visibility vests, water bottles, and bumper stickers emblazoned with "RU1m". All merchandise aims to increase awareness of the responsibility of motorists and cyclists on local roads.

"These vests could save lives – I really believe that," Cr Lutton said.

In an effort to make the material available to as many residents as possible, Council has set up an online store and will sell RU1m material at cost price.

"These vests could save your life or your child's life and we hope to see the bright-coloured vests being worn all over our city," Cr Lutton said.

The standard vests which come in a variety of adult and children's sizes are $12, the adult vests with LED lights are $39.50, water bottles cost $10 and bumper stickers are $1.50. Sale prices includes postage within Australia.

To purchase any RU1m merchandise visit: www.logan.qld.gov.au/ru1m

Background information:
* Earlier this year, the State Government introduced mandatory separation requirements for motorists travelling above and below 60km/h.