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.