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The official New Zealand code for cyclists

Published: | Category: Road codes , Leaflets & brochures | Audience: Walkers & cyclists

The official New Zealand code for cyclists is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe cycling practices. The code will be particularly useful for people who are just learning about cycling on the road or those teaching someone else to ride. It will also be a useful resource for those already cycling, as well as for parents and caregivers teaching their children to ride a bike. However the Transport Agency is also encouraging more experienced cyclists to take advantage of the new resource to brush up on their knowledge of the road rules and safe cycling practices. The new code includes sections on:

Cyclist skills training guide

Published: | Category: Cycling , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Communities, Walkers & cyclists

These guidelines address cyclist training skills to prepare trainees to cycle confidently on the road. The guidelines have been developed to cater for a range of trainees and suit both school and adult training environments. The guidelines are based on a number of outcomes to ensure that demonstrated ability is achieved at each grade. This publication has been updated to reflect the two changes to the give way rules that came into effect on 25 March 2012. Go to www.giveway.govt.nz to get more information on the new rules.

Research Report 621 Regulations and safety for electric bicycles and other low-powered vehicles

Published: | Category: Safety, security and public health , Research programme , Research & reports | Audiences: General, Motorists, Walkers & cyclists

This research report presents a review of overseas legislation, technology trends, market and safety analyses for low-powered, low-speed vehicles.

Cyclist skills training newsletters

Published: | Category: Cyclist skills training , Newsletters , Corporate publications | Audiences: General, Walkers & cyclists

A series of newsletters to update progress on the development of cyclist skills training in New Zealand.

Research Report 606 Towards a safe system for cycling

| Category: Safety, security and public health , Research programme , Research & reports | Audiences: Advice and assistance, General, Walkers & cyclists

Making urban cycling a safer and more attractive transport choice is now a NZ Transport Agency strategic priority.

Share the road project examples

Part of the ‘Share the road campaign guidance’ resource.

Published: | Category: Travel behaviour , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Local & regional government, Walkers & cyclists

This publication contains a list of existing share the road resources and projects and outlines new ideas to promote good practice share the road projects. It is envisaged that this resource will be a reference document to help practitioners motivate and encourage community groups and project teams to plan good practice promotional projects to address issues identified for action in their communities.

Pedestrian planning and design guide

Published: | Category: Walking & cycling , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Walkers & cyclists

The Pedestrian planning and design guide is New Zealand's comprehensive official guide to planning and design for walking. It sets out ways to improve New Zealand’s walking environment.

Feet first every week - A whānau and caregivers guide

Published: | Category: Schools , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Communities, General, Schools & teachers, Walkers & cyclists

The whānau and caregivers guide on Feet First Walk to School Every Week is a booklet that encourages students, whānau and caregivers to make the journey to school on foot for at least once a week, every week. The booklet discusses the benefits for parents and children of walking to school and looks at practical ways they can make it happen. Students are encouraged to safely walk with caregivers and friends or join school walking initiatives where possible. A Māori language version of the booklet is also available.

Neighbourhood accessibility plans (NAP): guidelines for coordinators

Published: | Category: Neighbourhood accessibility plans (NAP) , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Local & regional government, Walkers & cyclists

To provide local authority project coordinators with guidance on how to carry out best practice neighbourhood accessibility plan projects.
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