The Amy Gillett Foundation is a charity wich aims to reduce the incidence of death and injury of bike riders. The Foundation was established in response to the death of the porfessional cyclist, Amy Gillett, who was hit by an out of control motorist whilst cycling with her national team mates in Germany in 2005.
The Foundation believes the solution to reducing cycling-related injuries and fatalities is an integrated package of measures that includes:
1. Widespread traffic calming, including the lower speed limits in urban and neighbourhood areas
2. Better cycling environment via a minimum percentage of road and pathway infrastructure budgets dedicated to improvements for cycling, with key focal areas being high crash situations and the worst roads and intersections for bike riders
3. Road rules changed to make it safer to ride on roads and shared pathways
4. Improved education where bike & road safety education like AustCycle is embedded in Australian schools, and bike safety essentials are built into driver testing and programs.