• New cycling research causes a flurry

    New cycling research causes a flurry7

    Three interesting research reports about cycling have just been publicly released by the NZ Transport Agency and already they’re causing a bit of a stir around cycling circles (and elsewhere…). We previously alluded to these pieces of work being underway, and their findings have some interesting implications for cycling policy in New Zealand. {disclosure: I

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  • Have your say on allowing Footpath Cycling

    Have your say on allowing Footpath Cycling7

    You might recall earlier this year that Lower Hutt mother Jo Clendon was petitioning Government to make it legal for kids to ride their bikes on the footpath. As mentioned previously, currently it is illegal for anyone to ride on an ordinary footpath, unless they have a small child’s bike or are delivering material. Jo’s

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  • Cycling and the Law: Things that can go on or with a Bike

    Cycling and the Law: Things that can go on or with a Bike2

    In our earlier legal articles we considered what counts as a cycle and where you can legally bike. Now let’s look at what you can and can’t have on your bike (well you can take it from the earlier discussion that you can’t have a petrol motor for starters…). {The usual disclaimers; not a lawyer,

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  • Cycling Road Rules getting a shake-up

    Cycling Road Rules getting a shake-up18

    Many of the current road transport regulations in place in New Zealand were drafted really only with motor vehicles in mind; trying to apply them to cycles as well doesn’t always make sense. New developments in cycling network design also require changes to be made to the existing legislation to reflect their usage (e.g. did

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  • Guest Post: Should kids be able to ride on the footpath?

    Guest Post: Should kids be able to ride on the footpath?7

    Here’s an interesting guest topic from Jo Clendon: Do you cycle with kids?  Do you sometimes let them ride on the footpath? Perhaps you’ve seen or heard in the news about my campaign to make cycling on the footpaths legal for children, their accompanying adults, seniors and the disabled.  If not, you can watch or

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  • Cycling and the Law: Where can you Ride your Bike?

    Cycling and the Law: Where can you Ride your Bike?4

    Having previously covered the innocuous legal question of what exactly constitutes a bike, we’ll now turn our attention to where exactly you can ride your bike (and some of the implications of that). Before we get too far into that, it’s helpful to understand two key definitions in NZ legislation: A “road” has a very

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  • Would you like to see adult cycle training in Christchurch?

    Would you like to see adult cycle training in Christchurch?0

    {NB: Online survey has now closed} A question I get asked reasonably often is whether there is any cycle training for adults around Christchurch. Sadly, at the moment, the answer is “no, not really”. We have our wonderful Cycle Safe training programme in schools but, for a cycling-friendly city, it is surprising that there hasn’t

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  • Mythbusting: What a Safe Passing Rule Means

    Mythbusting: What a Safe Passing Rule Means2

    Since the Cycle Safety Panel report came out, there has been a lot of attention focused on one particular recommendation in it – introducing a mandatory minimum lateral clearance distance when passing someone riding a bike. As is often the case when these things hit the media, a frenzy of hysteria and misunderstanding gets whipped

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  • Cycling and the Law: What is a “Cycle”?

    Cycling and the Law: What is a “Cycle”?3

    This is the start of a planned series of articles to help readers understand some of the legal ins and outs of cycling in NZ. I get lots of questions about this, and clearly there is a bit of confusion and misunderstanding on some matters, so I thought I’d try to fill in some of

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  • How to Deal with Cycling on Social Media

    How to Deal with Cycling on Social Media2

    I have to admit: sometimes I can get a bit addicted when a big cycling issue pops up on a public social media site, such as Facebook, Stuff.co.nz, TradeMe Messageboard, and so on. Many of you know what it’s like: the ranting begins over a cycling topic (sometimes even when it seemed quite non-controversial) and

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  • What the Alex Mann case has taught us

    What the Alex Mann case has taught us3

    It was fascinating to watch the furore erupt regarding Alex Mann’s conviction for impeding traffic while cycling on Dyers Pass Rd. Only two weeks ago, this was all over social media (and was easily our most viewed blogpost in a long time). Invariably these kind of news stories turn into a “cyclists vs motorists” free-for-all

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  • Police suggest cyclists get off the road

    Police suggest cyclists get off the road18

    Following the conviction of Alex Mann for ‘impeding traffic’ for 400m while biking up Dyers Pass Road, there was an interview on Radio New Zealand featuring Alex and senior sergeant Scott Richardson (Radio NZ interview link). He made the suggestion that cyclists should pull over and get off the road whenever a car approaches. Having subsequently

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