The NZTA have The official New Zealand code for cyclists.
They describe it as a “user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe driving practices” for cyclists.
Why not take a look. It covers many topics, including bunch riding and “the car door zone”
Cycling is a great way to get around and a sport enjoyed by more than a million New Zealanders.
If only three in 100 people took up cycling instead of driving, New Zealand would save more than 1 billion dollars per year!
Cycling is the pollution solution that improves your health, increases your productivity at school or work, and enhances the safety of your community.
Every time you ride, you have an opportunity to help encourage a cycle friendly culture. Don’t underestimate the impact that a wink or a smile and a wave can have on motorists’ attitudes to cyclists.
Practice your skills and take care of your bike following this code, and enjoy a lifetime of cycling through beautiful New Zealand.