This study was an investigation to see whether the process of cycle audit and cycle review developed by the Institution of Highways and Transportation in the United Kingdom should be introduced in New Zealand. The researchers interviewed traffic engineers and planners, road safety coordinators and cycle officers in nine local authorities, as well as cycle advocates, regional authority staff and Transit New Zealand staff.
The results include: information on the safety audit processes currently used, how cyclists are considered in the design process, whether cycling is encouraged, whether cyclist safety is provided for, and whether road controlling authorities would be likely to use the process of cycle audit and cycle review. Information on how the process is being used in Britain is included.
The study identifies the gaps in providing for cycling in the current design processes and makes recommendations for improvements.
Keywords: cycle, audit, safety audit, cycle review, cycle review, cycle audit, road safety, road controlling authority, cycle advocate