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Cycle counting in New Zealand

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

The report is a summary of a literature review of traffic-counting technology able to detect and monitor cycle traffic on a continuous basis and an internet-based survey of road controlling authorities (RCAs) and regional councils about their experience and interest in counting cycle traffic, either manually or automatically.

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. These vehicles include electric bicycles, mobility scooters, self-balancing devices and other personal mobility or wheeled recreational devices. Current New Zealand LPV legislation is based only on motor power and how certain LPVs may be used. In all other countries reviewed, top motor-assisted speed is regulated. The report assesses various regulatory and non-regulatory options for improving safety while supporting technological innovation and mode choice options in New Zealand.

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:

Learning to cycle
Road rules
Signs
Tips for cycling defensively
How to do 'hook turns' and use roundabouts
Checking and maintaining your bike.

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.

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.

Safety tips for cyclists and bus and truck drivers

Published: | Category: Cycles , Driver safety , Road user safety , Factsheets | Audiences: General, Heavy vehicle operators, Motorists, Walkers & cyclists

This leaflet provides practical advice on how people riding bikes or driving a truck or bus can safely share the road together.

Factsheet index

Published: | Category: Index , Factsheets | Audiences: Certifiers, Communities, General, Heavy vehicle operators, Importers, Local & regional government, Medical practitioners, Motorcyclists, Motorists, Schools & teachers, Taxi drivers & operators, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations, Vehicle traders, Visitors & new residents, Walkers & cyclists

The NZ Transport Agency's factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes. All our factsheets are available on this website and can be printed directly from the site. Many of our factsheets are also available from the Transport Agency's agents and regional offices in a printed format. (These are indicated with an asterisk* in the list below. )