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Logan leads with RU1M campaign

Published: 29 July 2014

Logan leads with RU1M campaign
Deputy Mayor Russell Lutton and Cr Luke Smith helping to launch the RU1M campaign at the Tour de Logan.

A major road safety initiative – believed to be the first of its kind run by a council – aimed at keeping bicyclists safe on Logan streets has been launched at the Tour de Logan.

The aRe yoU 1Metre (RU1M) campaign is aimed at both bicyclists and motorists, reminding all road users a one metre passing distance now applies – an integral safety measure, especially for vulnerable road users such as cyclists.

Deputy Mayor and Safe Roads Advisory Committee Chair, Councillor Russell Lutton (Division 2) launched the campaign, alongside Councillor Luke Smith, wearing specially designed road racing bibs carrying the RU1M signage.

"It might not seem like much, but on the road, one metre can mean the difference between a safe journey home and potential tragedy," he said.

"Cycling is an increasingly popular activity in Logan for recreation, fitness and commuting, and we want to make sure that both locals and visitors alike are safe on our streets.

"Recently, the State Government introduced mandatory separation requirements for motorists travelling above and below 60km/h.

"Council will launch an education and awareness campaign, including initiatives aimed at riders of all ages, drivers and other road users.

"We hope that by raising awareness of the new laws we can reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on Logan roads."

The RU1M campaign will continue over the coming weeks with further initiatives to be announced.

The SafeRoads4Logan initiative is a Council-led program working in partnership with Queensland Police, the Department of Transport and Main Roads and road users.

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