Cycling Safety.

Bicycle Safety?  Many roadways in The Port are used frequently by heavy commercial vehicles! If you do not wish to share the road with cars and commercial vehicles please check out our ‘Routes & Maps’ page for alternatives.

If you feel fine about using on-road bike lanes and cycling in motor traffic read on! Although bicycles are actually very safe, their users do have vulnerabilities which can put them at risk in situations involving other vehicles – particularly trucks & buses. Safe bicycle riding in mixed traffic definitely requires you to exercise yours skills and your common sense!

  • New or Returning to Bicycle Use? Make sure you know all new road rules, read DPTI’s Safety Tips & check out this DPTI cycling guide. Attend a ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ presentation as soon as you can!
  • Defensive Riding:  Defensive Riding – just like ‘defensive driving’ – is the first ‘line of defence’ against both physical hazards and the dangerous driving of others. It is an active approach by bicycle users!   more…
  • Watch for & Report Problems:  Watch out for poor design or maintenance on roads & bikeways & take action when needed  more…
  • Reporting Dangerous Driving:  You can report dangerous driver behaviour via SAPOL’s Traffic Watch SchemeIt’s just a phone call away and it works! more…