Around 600 cyclists a day make the most of the University's superb cycling environment – safely.
Cyclists may share all paths on UOW's campuses with pedestrians, so courteous cycling is as important as safe cycling. To ensure the safety of everyone on campus, please:
- Wear an approved helmet that has been correctly fitted
- Observe road rules
- Be cautious when moving between paths and roads
- Give way to pedestrians
- Slow down near pedestrians
- Use your bell if approaching pedestrians who don’t see you
- Do not ride at excessive speed
- Do not ride through building entrances, arcades or within buildings
- Use white headlight and rear red light after dark, and wear bright clothing or a safety vest
The NSW Roads and Traffic Authority provides more tips on road safety.
Ensure your bike is roadworthy
- Check tyre treads and pressure
- Check brakes and gearing
- If you use your bike at night, check the operation of your head and tail lights, and ensure the batteries are well charged