Cyclists, do you feel safe?

'Motorists want deference'

Cycling on roads

If a cyclist treats every ride as potentially life-threatening, they have the attitude needed to survive.

'Always idiots on both sides'

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Drivers need to see beyond cyclists' lycra like racists need to see beneath the skin, writes William Calver.

Changing perceptions of cyclists

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If cyclists are seen to be flouting road rules, how can we expect to be treated with respect, asks JJ Payne.

Give cyclists some space

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It's not just about giving cyclists room when you pass - think about how fast you're going.

Guys in utes 'worst drivers'

Traffic

While not technically poor drivers, guys in utes appear to think they own the road, says John Taylor.

Ever heard of sharing the road?

Cyclist on the road

As a road cyclist you never know what's going to come out and hit you, writes Courtney Leith.

The game of 'cycling roulette'

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After a dozen close calls while out on his bike, Matt Clarke wonders what's going wrong on our roads.

Are seconds worth a life?

A close encounter with a car in Hamilton reinforces Louis Marco's call for penalties on drivers.

Lessons from cycling in Chch

Cycleway, cycling, lane

You have to assume other road users have not seen you, even when you are lit up like a Xmas tree.

Drivers put my life 'at risk'

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Cycling is my sport. It is my passion. It is my pastime and obsession. But is it safe?

Cycle route changes flawed

Cycling

There are good ideas with cyclists in mind, but no practical experience in implementing them.

Why UK beats our cycleways

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If the cycle path isn't littered with broken glass, somebody's parked a car in the middle of it.

Some road users are bullies

cycling

Whenever I vent at a driver I say: "If I was a damn Kenworth truck, you'd give way, stop or think twice."

It only takes one...

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Hopefully the cycling accidents I have had are like earthquakes - lots of little ones avoid the big ones.

5 Welly cycling deathtraps

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I risk my life every other day to save the average Petone commuter 20 seconds a day by not driving.

Fluro won't save you

cyclist hi vis

Brett Tulloch share his tips for staying safe on a bicycle. Hint: fluro won't help.

Cyclists 'need nine lives'

cyclist hi vis

NIGEL WILSON

Despite wearing the right clothing, having lights on my bike and obeying the rules, I'm not bullet proof.

A cycling 'enlightened' city

Cycling

Why can't drivers and cyclists just get along? Well in Vancouver, they do.

Most drivers are considerate

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Heidi Davies, who cycles 30km every weekday in fair weather and foul, says she respects drivers.

Safer cycling in Auckland

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PETER JENKINS

Peter Jenkins has a simple suggestion on how police could keep cyclists safe from texting motorists.

What's it like to be a cyclist in NZ?

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