'Strict liability' - what is it, what can it achieve and what won't it do?

Monday, 29 May 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Thijs van der Heiden in the 3CR studio

Val and Faith are joined in the studio by Thijs van der Heiden of Sparque. 

We share our bike moments and take a look at some local news including last Friday's Critical Mass ride, Mark Cavendish's last Giro d'Italia and the Walmer Street bridge build. 

Thijs gives us an update on Sparque, an electric bike business that makes e-bikes accessible with salary packaging, lease or buy arrangements, and it's development since we last spoke to him a few years ago.

Discussion then turns to 'strict liability', an issue often raised by pedestrian and cycling advocates in Australia but which is also often misunderstood. We discuss the insurance arrangement, how it doesn't apply to traffic or criminal matters, what it has achieved in countries adopting it, and just as imoportant, what it hasn't. For further reading, particulalry about the Dutch experience check out Bicycle Dutch,and for a broader perspective this Report on Strict Liability. 

Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio on 3CR
Monday 10:00am to 10:30am
Yarra Bicycle Users Group promotes urban cycling. Providing support to campaigns to improve cycling conditions and awareness; demystifies cycling technology and helps to reveal the diversity of cyclists, from children to commuters to lobbyists.


Chris, Faith, Val and Steve