Hazards & Accidents
Reporting Road and Path Hazards
Road and path conditions vary over time. If you see a problem or hazard for bicycles please report it to North Sydney Council who will investigate and wherever possible arrange to fix the problem.
When reporting a hazard you must locate and identify it. The following may help prompt you of the information you should remember:
- Remember the exact location of hazard:
- Road / street / cycleway name, suburb.
- On road, road shoulder / cycle lane, cycle path, footpath
- Precise location (eg house number, intersecting road, distance from point of reference)
- Side of road / path (eg west side or travelling north).
- Remember the type of hazard or defect:
- Damaged surface, debris on surface, roadside or pathside problems, drainage, service access point etc.
What to do if You are Involved in an Accident
- Make the location as safe as possible.
- Seek medical treatment as appropriate.
- Write down the details of the incident:
- Day, date and time
- Daylight or dark and visibility levels
- Location of incident, street name, direction of travel
- Details of vehicles involved, registration numbers, descriptions, make and models, colours
- Name number and contact details of all drivers
- Name of insurance companies
- Names and contact details of all witnesses
- Description of any damage or injuries
- Report to police and obtain a reference number