A coalition made up of Cycling WA, Bicycling Western Australia and the Bicycle Transport Alliance, which represent more than 8000 cyclists, is calling for the zone to reduce the number of riders killed and injured on the road.
Alliance executive officer Heinrich Benz said motorists who breached the 1m zone should cop a $150 fine and lose three demerit points the same penalty as running a red light.
The proposal was put to road-safety advocates at an advisory forum in WA, which included Main Roads, the RAC, Office of Road Safety and WA Police.
The RAC agreed, while the ORS said more than 1m was needed on some roads.
Well done Heinrich and the BTA board.