Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 22 September 2005) . . Page.. 3655 ..
the collision, (c) who was found to be at fault and (d) have ACTION been subject to any insurance claims as a result of such incidents;
• Has the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) officers of ACTION or any other similar representative body expressed concerns about these bike racks; if so, what are those concerns and have the bike racks since been given OH&S approval; if not, why not.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
• 65; 4 installed.
• Budget allocation of $345,000 for bike racks, installation, public education/awareness campaign and training.
• Proposed to complete implementation process: November 2005.
• Any costs will be incorporated in the ongoing vehicle maintenance regime.
• It is the responsibility of the bike owner/rider to stow and un-stow the bike rack and to mount and dismount bikes.
• (a) Drivers –education/awareness program will be provided. The program will cover the use of the bike rack, practical demonstration, hand out of literature outlining ACTION’s usage policy and a Q&A session where all drivers’ questions about the use of the racks will be answered.
(b) Passenger bike owner/rider – education/awareness program will be provided.
• No, if the bike rack is full bikes will not be allowed inside the bus due to safety issues. If the bike rack is full the passenger bike owner/rider has the option of waiting for the next bus. As all bike racks will be installed on the Intertown 300 series, the waiting period would be approximately 6 minutes during peak hours.
• When the rack is in the down position with bikes fitted it will be necessary for drivers to make allowances for the extra length of the bus.
• See response (10)
• Driver TWU delegates and OH&S representatives conducted route audits, in non-operational and operational conditions, with two buses fitted with bike racks and bicycles. Issues raised by these groups have been addressed by ACTION.
• See response (12).