The Adelaide CBD is the most dangerous place for cyclists when it comes to casualty crashes, we can reveal.
The volume of traffic – motor vehicles and bicycles – is the key factor driving the significantly higher rate of casualty crashes.
Other suburbs popular with cyclists also make the top ten list of zones with high rate of collisions resulting in riders requiring medical attention.
These include beachside suburbs and inner city zones.
In an effort to reduce road trauma involving riders, RAA is running its latest Risky Rides survey.
We launched our first Risky Rides survey in 2020, and this year’s survey is asking cyclists to nominate up to five gaps on your regular rides which lack cycling infrastructure.
This includes on-road cycle lanes, road crossings, off-road paths, painted or protected space for cyclists, bike racks or lockers, and structures like bridges or tunnels.
We will use the results to advocate for safer infrastructure for RAA members and other South Australians who choose to cycle.
RAA road safety spokesman Matt Vertudaches said previous surveys had already produced positive results.
“We will use the results to advocate for safer infrastructure for RAA members and other South Australians who choose to cycle,’’ he said.
“And we are happy to report some positive news for cyclists, with all seven roads identified in the top 10 riskiest due to their poor condition, in the 2020 survey, having subsequently received maintenance works.
“RAA’s here to represent all road users, and we know around 150,000 of our members are cyclists too.’’
To take the survey – which is open from today until 8pm October 17 visit – https://tinyurl.com/RiskyRides
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