The Petition created to try to AID Cyclists is limping along , one added person ,
since the start of 2014!
Would anyone believe " LinkedIN" claim that i have contact through their " Network System " with 9.88Million people ? Pure & Utter BS ! Even FARCEbook with 4000+ " friends" has turned up it's toes !
For those that have been sitting on their hands , telling themselves, they will join when 100 , OR , 1000 are signed on , SHAME ON YOU ! Cyclists are Dying because they are being BULLIED on the Roads , Every day , EVERYWHERE ! No matter WHERE you live , getting HOME from a ride , without some hassle is an achievement these days :
Seeing the following article i thought to tackle the situation from a new perspective
With this in mind i have written the instigator of Right of Way New York City , seeking assistance . In the meanwhile i have adapted their " Mission Statement " for use in Oz :
MISSION STATEMENT :
“ Traffic fatalities are ubiquitous, tragic, and entirely preventable. We hope this campaign wakes people up to these facts, as well, and inspires them to join this movement .
The Attitude that Cyclists are " Road furniture/obstacles " is NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE !
Those that honk Cyclists , throw objects at Cyclists , edge Cyclists off the roads , your idea of " SPORT " is NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE !
I have also adapted their Media Release :
" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "
Skippy Mc Carthy Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter : @skippydetour
Facebook : Skippy Mc Carthy
LinkedIN : SkippyAus
ACTIVIST LAUNCHES INTERNET CAMPAIGN TO TRACK TRAFFIC DEATHS, REMINDING AUSTRALIAN POLITICIANS that ANY CYCLIST DEATH is NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE !
Webpage tracks deaths of all road users, compares number to previous years , 2010 to 2013 ( Time needed to obtain Statistics Timelines ), to determine if AUSTRALIA is on course to achieve Zero TOLLERANCE by 2024, and alert AUSTRALIAN AUTHORITIES to progress every time someone is killed in traffic via dozens of Twitter accounts ( to be detailed )!
Beginning from the January 1st 2014 , the website RightofwayAUTRALIA/ZeroTOLLERANCEClock will automatically ( within days ) update every time a pedestrian, cyclist, or driver/passenger is killed in traffic, providing transparency as to whether AUSTRALIA is on course to achieve this NEED to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024, with updates echoed by dozens of safe streets activits who have linked their twitter accounts to the CAMPAIGN page.
AUSTRALIA 2013 had TOO MANY CYCLIST DEATHS ( http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-01/national-road-tolls-2013/5181358 ) : Making eliminating traffic fatalities part of the transportation platform of AUSTRALIA'S FUTURE is AN URGENT NEED of Every STATE Government. A plan to achieve ‘ Zero Tollerance ’ must include a “comprehensive approach that balances smart Road and Street design choices, sweeping expansion of 30-kph ‘slow zones,’ expanded enforcement of reckless driving such as speeding and failure to yield to pedestrians, SAfe Passing of Cyclists and a camera-based deterrent and enforcement system that is free from politics,” as well as complete street redesigns of the most dangerous Junctions for Cyclists in each State Capital .
“Achieving Zero Tollerance " by 2024 demands decisive action starting on Day 1, with " Right of WayAustralia " , “There will obviously be many competing interests for Government Attention but when the 2013 Financial losses of $500 Million ( Never forget the Family Trauma ) due to Traffic Incidents are taken into consideration then the Australian Government can have NO HIGHER Priority " ? When State Governments return to their Offices after the Summer Holidays , it will already be TOO LATE for so many Traffic Victims and THEIR Families ! With people of all ages being killed in traffic across the Continent nearly every single day, Zero Tollerance must remain a top priority . ALL Stats 2013
Politicians must take every step possible to achieve ZERO Tollerance .
” Right of Way AUSTRALIA " will launch the " Zero Tollerance Clock Campaign ", in a few days , to keep this critical issue on the front burner, alert the Authorities every time a tragedy occurs on the streets, and let them know if they are doing enough to fulfill this NEED! “Ultimately, even one more CYCLIST Death is unacceptable,”
Lots of work ahead trying to find the Statistics from 2010 through 2013 !
Visit and click " LIKE " then sign the petition , IT WON'T HURT YOU !
14th Jan 2014
This is how London Metro Police hope to save CYCLISTS' LIVES :