Cycling Safety

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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.  Courteous and safe cycling is important to ensure the safety of everyone on campus. 

Ride safely

  • 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
  • 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

Transport for NSW 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

There are bike maintenance stands at Wollongong Campus (near Building 20 and on the Jugglers Lawn) for you to use.  

Last reviewed: 7 August, 2017