Cycle Aware: Driving with bikes

This innovative approach to cyclist safety focuses on the education and training required by drivers to interact safely with cyclists. It uses 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 addresses the issues of cyclist road trauma and the growing on-road tensions between cyclists and drivers.

This national approach to cycle aware driver education enhances opportunities for active travel and addresses the growing issue of inactivity. It provides 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 is not CARRS-Q led. Project is led by University of Adelaide.



  • , , , Bonham, Jennifer, O'Hare, Tyler, & Johnson, Marilyn (2019) Young driver crashes with cyclists: Identifying training opportunities. In 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB), 13-17 January 2019, Washington, DC. (In Press)
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  • Bonham, Jennifer, Johnson, Marilyn, & (2018) What are we teaching novice drivers about interacting with cyclists? In The 7th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC 2018), 10-11 October 2018, Barcelona, Spain. (Unpublished)
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