Cyclist unsafe on City roads
By Mishkah Anthony
16 February 2009
A Cape Town professional cyclist says he fears for his life every time he trains on the road. Former Springbok cyclist Chris Willemse junior is worried after a fourth cyclist was killed in a short space of time in the Mother City.
Constantia businessman Colin van Schalkwyk was training for the Pick n Pay Cape Argus cycle tour when he was hit by a truck in Milnerton. The issue of cyclist safety has once again been raised ahead of this year’s cycle tour on the 8th of next month.
Meanwhile the City of Cape Town has said that, additional precautions will be taken to protect cyclists.
The City’s Pieter Cronje says the City appeals to road user to obey the traffic rules, to be considerate, to be tolerant, for cyclist ride defensively and be visible at all times.
“Motorist should understand the cyclist will always come off second.”