Cyclists, do you feel safe?
Cyclist Tim Neal is no stranger to run-ins with drivers but says not all motorists are the same.
Often it is impractical or dangerous to have a 1.5m gap around cyclists. A law won't change that.
Cars kill around 300 people in NZ a year and hurt 11,000 more. We'd never accept that from anything else.
The rules should be changed so police can issue tickets to cyclists, Ian Cameron writes.
There's a minority of bad cyclists and bad drivers, and they make problems for everyone.
If a cyclist treats every ride as potentially life-threatening, they have the attitude needed to survive.
Drivers need to see beyond cyclists' lycra like racists need to see beneath the skin, writes William Calver.
If cyclists are seen to be flouting road rules, how can we expect to be treated with respect, asks JJ Payne.
It's not just about giving cyclists room when you pass - think about how fast you're going.
While not technically poor drivers, guys in utes appear to think they own the road, says John Taylor.
As a road cyclist you never know what's going to come out and hit you, writes Courtney Leith.
After a dozen close calls while out on his bike, Matt Clarke wonders what's going wrong on our roads.
A close encounter with a car in Hamilton reinforces Louis Marco's call for penalties on drivers.
You have to assume other road users have not seen you, even when you are lit up like a Xmas tree.
Cycling is my sport. It is my passion. It is my pastime and obsession. But is it safe?
There are good ideas with cyclists in mind, but no practical experience in implementing them.
If the cycle path isn't littered with broken glass, somebody's parked a car in the middle of it.
Whenever I vent at a driver I say: "If I was a damn Kenworth truck, you'd give way, stop or think twice."
Hopefully the cycling accidents I have had are like earthquakes - lots of little ones avoid the big ones.
I risk my life every other day to save the average Petone commuter 20 seconds a day by not driving.