Bicycles Standards Update

One of the most important considerations in buying a kid’s bike or deciding to ride yourself is safety.  Several of the existing standards relating to bicycles are more that 10 years old. Standards Australia  held a forum  which discussed the future of bicycle and bicycle related standards; and a new bicycles technical  committee was formed.  CFA representative Rick Barry was appointed to  technical committee CS-110 Bicycles which met recently and will commence  reviewing the two mandatory standards on helmets and bicycles as well as non mandatory standards on attachments (e.g. child carrier seats); lighting equipment; parking facilities and uniform traffic control devices.  The committee will also be developing a new standard on electric bicycles.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a CFA Standards Representative please contact the Standards Coordinator