Cycle Aware: Driving with bikes

This innovative approach to cyclist safety focused on the education and training required by drivers to interact safely with cyclists. It used two ontologically diverse methodologies to examine how Australian drivers become cyclist aware and the education and training necessary to foster safe driver-cyclist interactions. It directly addressed the issues of cyclist road trauma and the growing on-road tensions between cyclists and drivers.

This national approach to cycle aware driver education enhanced opportunities for active travel and addressed the growing issue of inactivity. It provided a critical knowledge base for State and Territory driver education policies and a Cycle Aware module which will target learner drivers.

More information about the project can be found here.

Funding / Grants

  • ARC Linkage Grant (2015 - 2017)

Other Team Members

This project was not CARRS-Q led.



  • Haworth, Narelle, Legge, Matthew, Twisk, Divera, Bonham, Jennifer, O'Hare, Tyler, Johnson, Marilyn (2019) Young driver crashes with cyclists: Identifying training opportunities 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB).
  • Bonham, Jennifer, Johnson, Marilyn, Haworth, Narelle (2018) What are we teaching novice drivers about interacting with cyclists? The 7th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC 2018).
  • Bonham, Jennifer, Johnson, Marilyn, Haworth, Narelle (2018) Cycling related content in the driver licensing process Transportation Research, Part A: Policy and Practice, 117, pp.117-126.
  • Bonham, Jennifer, Johnson, Marilyn, Haworth, Narelle (2020) On constituting cyclists as ‘hazards’ Journal of Transport Geography, 84, pp.Article number: 102675 1-8.