Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Improving cycle safety for summer

Improving cycle safety for summer

RoadSafe Auckland and the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) are re-launching their successful campaign to highlight the importance of sharing the road as more people choose to cycle during the summer months.

The 'Hey, we're all on the same road' campaign, initially launched in February 2008, aims to further improve cycle safety as more and more people are taking to their bikes to cycle to work, study and school, especially with the weather warming up.

RoadSafe Auckland spokesperson Peter Clark, who is ARTA's General Manager of Strategy & Planning says, "Cycling is becoming a more important means of getting around Auckland, and both motorists and cyclists can play a role in improving cycle safety by following the road code, with cyclists ensuring they are visible, obeying road rules, and motorists giving bikes 1.5 metres."

The campaign again draws on the support of AA and Cycle Action Auckland and is being promoted using motorway off-ramp billboards and bus back billboards amongst other promotional activity.

RoadSafe Auckland is keen to reduce the number of cyclists injured even with the number of cyclists continuing to increase. "Real progress is being made towards building the regional cycle network. Much of the network is on the road and cyclists are legitimate road users entitled to mix with other traffic. This campaign supports the use of the cycle network by encouraging safer road behaviour by motorists and cyclists", says Mr Clark.


RoadSafe Auckland is a region wide road safety group made up of representatives from Auckland's seven Territorial Local Authorities, Regional Council, Auckland Regional Transport Authority, Land Transport New Zealand, NZ Police, Transit New Zealand, ACC, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Safekids, Alcohol Advisory Council and the Ministry of Health.



© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice.

Evidently, the National government is similarly desperate for anything that might discredit or derail the Ardern juggernaut, even if that means throwing Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne under a bus More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election