A DESIGN created in Albury will soon be riding the Sydney transport network.
Trinity Anglican College Year 12 student, Sienna Day, 17, recently won a statewide competition to design a bumper sticker to promote NSW road rules relating to the 1-metre passing distance of bicycles.
Sienna was invited to NSW Parliament House in Sydney on June 27 as a finalist in the competition only to find out she had won.
Four finalists were chosen from hundreds of entries throughout NSW in her category.
"I was very surprised to win," she said.
"I got to see the work of the other finalists and it was all very good quality."
Sienna, who enjoyed art and graphic design, was alerted to the competition on social media.
"I made three different designs," Sienna said.
"The idea was to raise awareness for drivers to give cyclists on the roads one metre when passing them."
Sienna's winning design will go to bike clubs and be used around railway stations and transport networks.
NSW Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance and the member for Albury, Justin Clancy, attended the awards ceremony in Sydney.
The Minimum Passing Distance rule was tested in NSW for two years from March 1, 2016.
In May 2018, it was retained as a permanent NSW Road Rule after an evaluation of the trial.
Drivers who pass a bicycle rider must allow a distance of at least 1 metre when the speed limit is 60kmh or less or 1.5 metres when the speed limit is more than 60kmh.
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