Amy Gillett Foundation's Contributions to the NRSPP & Points of Contact

  • Phoebe DunnCEOCommencement Date: 20/06/2016

    Who are the Amy Gillett Foundation?

    The Amy Gillett Foundation was born out of tragedy, the death of Amy Gillett, who was hit by a driver whilst training with the Australian Olympic cycling team in Germany. Amy’s husband, Simon Gillett, together with Amy’s parents Mary and Denis and friends, concerned at the state of safety on our roads, started the Foundation. It has evolved to become the leading bike rider safety organisation in Australia, driven by a core mission to reduce the incidence of death and injury of bike riders. The singular and unique purpose of our organisation makes a difference. Many other organisations have bike rider safety in their goals but this is our only goal. We work with all levels of government, road authorities, corporate, motoring, cycling and community safety organisations and the public to create a safer bike riding environment in Australia.

    We are fortunate to have strong involvement of road safety professionals such as researchers, academics, engineers and policy experts who give up their time to guide us, connecting sound science and research, so we propose better solutions. We use this information to recommend on public policy, legislation and resource allocation decisions and participate in public discussions, where there is the opportunity for improved road safety outcomes.

    What does road safety mean to the Amy Gillett Foundation?

    The Amy Gillet Foundation runs multiple cycling safety campaigns, education programs, community programs and initiatives to achieve our goal of a safer cycling environment in Australia, funded through donations, charity rides, corporate sponsorship and assistance. All of which is help the organisation achieve its mission and vision.

    Our Mission is for: Safe cycling in Australia
    Our Vision: Zero bike rider fatalities

    What are the Amy Gillet Foundation’s NRSPP road safety commitments?

    1. Development of a cycling safety webinar
      1. Webinar delivered 2016: The Safe Commute: Tips for Cyclists and Motorists on Sharing the Road Safely

    2. Quick fact guide/infographic
      1. NRSPP Quick Fact: Cycling

    3. Driver education toolbox