Forum – Perceived Fear or Real Risk

A forum at the Sustainable Living Festival on Sunday February 14th will launch BikeSpot, a unique bike safety project.

Intended to uncover where Melbournians feel least safe while riding, the BikeSpot project will be officially launched at the forum RIDING IN MELBOURNE: PERCEIVED FEAR OR REAL RISK- Is our fear of riding holding us back? 

A panel of expert speakers including Pip Carroll, Founder and Director of The Squeaky Wheel, Jane Waldock, Manager Sustainability & Strategic Transport, City of Yarra and Alexander Sheko, Consultant, GTA Consultants will examine perceived risk, how it affects people’s decision to ride and how this plays out in Melbourne.

Melbourne is still striving to become a world-class cycling city. Is fear of riding holding it back or is it genuinely unsafe on the roads? The panel discussion will be followed with the opportunity for questions from the audience.


The BikeSpot project is a collaboration, enabled by a TAC Community Road Safety Grant, between The Squeaky Wheel and CrowdSpotto understand the bicycle riding community’s perceived level of safety compared to historical crashes at locations across Melbourne.

Visit the Squeaky Wheel stall at the Treadlie Bike Hub at Birrarung Marr on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February to find out more about BikeSpot.

Forum – RIDING IN MELBOURNE: PERCEIVED FEAR OR REAL RISK- Is our fear of riding holding us back? 

Sunday February 14th 4pm at the Sustainable Living Festival, The Shed, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, 3000

You’ll find more details about the Forum at the Sustainable Living Festival or about the BikeSpot project at