Safe cycling and road safety courses available to councils

A range of free and subsidised courses about road safety and safer cycling are available to councils through the Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF).

The Safe Roads for Safe Cycling program, offering face-to-face training and online training options through until mid-2024, is part of the AGF’s mission to stop cyclists being killed and hospitalised on Australia’s roads. 

At ALGA’s recent National Local Roads, Transport & Infrastructure Congress delegates heard from Stuart Outhred from the AGR about the successful national program aimed at delivering long-term, safe cycling benefits. 

Three-quarters of all Australian roads are built and maintained by local governments, however, council engineers often don’t receive training to build roads that are safe for bike riders, and less stressful for drivers.  

The Safe Roads for Safe Cycling program currently includes two complimentary projects focusing on upskilling and education for engineers, planners and other professionals involved in local road design, and a mapping and data project to assess existing safety systems. 

Interested local governments can learn more about the Safe Roads for Safe Cycling program here.