Services > Safe Cycling & Walking
Of medium concern across the cluster, local surveys show a lower than national average of cycle helmet compliance rates. There is a lack of driver understanding of road rules including how to correctly use established cycle lanes. Anecdotal evidence suggests an increase in popularity of cycling in region.
Here is the cycling page on the NZ Transport Agency Website - this is great for all the basics you need to know before you hit the road.
Your responsibilities as a cyclist are to:
- Keep left
- Use the correct lane
- ‘Taking the lane’ on left turns
- Pass other vehicles safely
- Use hand signals
- Be safe and courteous when cycling in groups
- Share the road and paths
- Expect hazards and ride to avoid them
How to fit a Helmet
NZTA Cycling Guidance Network
A comprehensive guide for planning networks & routes. It’s for all involved in cycling networks including planners, roading engineers, cycling advocates and all cyclsts interested in best practice & safe cycling planning.
Pedal Ready is a cycle skills programme provided to schools and adults in the Wellington region. Training involves a bike and helmet safety check, bike handling skills and exercises to build confidence on a bike in preparation for all their future riding – whether it is out with friends or family, on the BMX track, mountain biking, or riding on the road. Read more about Pedal Ready.