Cycling is now the fastest growing mode of transport in several cities and towns across New Zealand. Here you’ll find information for people who cycle and about the innovative cycling programmes and projects we are working on with our partners.
Whether it’s to get you to work or school, for recreation or to experience New Zealand’s scenery, cycling is a fun, affordable and healthy way to travel. Working with our partners, we’re committed to helping you get around by bike by investing in building connected cycling networks, as part of a wider transport system, so that getting about by bike can be an easy, safer, everyday choice for more Kiwis.
Modern cities and towns are all about providing people with transport choice. 75% of New Zealanders say that they would like to ride a bike more if the network better met their needs. As part of creating a successful multi-modal transport system we are working with our partners to offer a safer, more accessible and attractive network for cycling so that more Kiwis can choose to get about by bike. This not only relieves pressure on our transport networks, it also benefits our environment, and it’s good for our health.
Cycling Network Guidance – planning and design (CNG) framework aims to promote a consistent, best-practice approach to cycling network and route planning throughout New Zealand. It sets out a principles-based process for deciding what cycling provision is desirable, and provides best-practice guidance for the design of cycleways.
A tool explaining the benefits of investing in cycling in New Zealand.
The Bike to the Future Awards celebrate New Zealand achievements in advancing a more bike-friendly environment and culture.
Join thousands of New Zealanders as we celebrate the best places to ride a bike in New Zealand.
This October we're bringing back a special 'lean' edition of the challenge. No teams, just you - and your goals, badges, bragging rights, and prizes. It's the perfect chance to see if you can best your mark from February, set yourself a new challenge, or learn a new riding skill. Any ride you go on during October counts!
We've put together a photo library for cycling in New Zealand. We’ve obtained third party licensing for the photos, which means local councils and other partners can request to use these images, and we welcome their use.
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