Help MAKE the cycling laws of a country!!!!
The Fiji (where I live) Land Transport Authority is currently reviewing the Land Transport Act and is calling for submissions for revisions.
At present there are (unbelievably) NO laws and regulations governing cyclists in Fiji other than a single sentence in the regulations which says "cyclists must wear a helmet".
I'm a keen cyclist but I've had no experience in cycling advocacy or legislation and there is NO ONE in the whole country to speak up for cyclists.
So, I will be making an oral submission 01 March 2006 (the call for submissions was made public today) and a written submission by the end of that month and to be honest I don't know where to start.
This where you can help and actually have some input into the introduction, development and enactment of Fiji's laws.
As we currently have NO legislation for cyclists we have a Carte Blanche.
This is a unique opportunity to get it right from the start, to REALLY make a difference to cyclists and cycling legislation of an entire country.
Thanks, in advance, for you help.