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|ID/Link||Date of incident||What happened?||Location||Type||Situation|
|498||Driver from Awarua st failed to yeild as I entered the roundabout from Ottawa Rd to Khandallah Rd||-41.247612922602, 174.77474722467||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|497||Close pass||-41.318571405257, 174.78132718417||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|496||Ute cut me off||-36.867583255274, 174.66902645532||Motorcycle|
|495||I crossed the intersection on the cycle lane into Thorndon Quay when a Ute passed my extremely closely making me swerve and pushing me onto the shoulder.||-41.277741680347, 174.78042137393||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|494||Car running red light across my path||-41.278126497874, 174.78005805505||Bicycle||Other (please add information in the textarea below)|
|493||Biking around the corner from Rintoul onto Luxford, a car sailed downhill through the Rintoul St intersection without stopping, and directly into my path. I had to brake really hard to avoid him.||-41.319845082589, 174.77782620573||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|492||Van pulled out of Frederick Street on to Tory Street right in front of cyclist, knocking him to the ground. Fortunately cyclist was travelling conservatively and noticed the driver checking out the girl in exercise gear as she crossed the road. Cyclist was therefore able to slow down considerably before impact. Bike needed some adjustment, cyclist badly bruised!||-41.296815615895, 174.77922048696||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|491||Biking Up Brooklyn Road, a driver coming down Brooklyn road, turning into Washington Avenue crossed in front of me, so I had to stop. Another driving waiting at the intersection to cross from Washington Ave onto Brooklyn Road saw this and commented how bad it was. I believe that the drivers view was obscured by a van infront of it - however if this was the case, they shouldn't have gone.||-41.302725588726, 174.76645825583||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|490||A car was parked at angle across yellow lanes and the cycle lane reversed back onto the road making 2 cyclists swerve into the middle of the road to avoid collision. Elder driver looked distracted and was wearing headphones.||-41.268081832011, 174.7812375352||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|489||Riding north on the shared path, a car also going north pulled into the Waitomo entrance without looking to their right cutting across my path.||-41.266278348055, 174.7827260685||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|488||Waiting in the green box to turn up Rintoul. Cars driving in the two lanes heading north down Riddiford, and trying to merge into the road north of Rintoul - often barely miss bikes waiting in the box.||-41.311778085319, 174.77927097655||Bicycle||Person drove (or cycled) at cyclist head on|
|487||Two cars close passed then turned off in front of a group of people on bikes, in the bus lane, to get into Edge Hill.||-41.295382978356, 174.7833364063||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|486||Waiting at the lights on Cambridge Tce, in the green bike box. When the light turned green a motorbike sped past extremely close - almost knocked me and another person on a bike over.||-41.294060395469, 174.78369435034||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|485||Heading north - driver sped up to try and overtake me in a narrow section of road (where there is a pedestrian island in the middle). She almost hit me then close passed as soon as she had passed the island.||-41.317246044616, 174.77539362058||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|484||I was going down hill taxi passed me exactly where street has the pedestrian crossing into the road, he only need to wait 2seconds for the wider part of street to come and no parked cars where I could protect myself||-41.325377459235, 174.77498702832||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|483||Car coming down Centenntial Highway illegally turning left onto SH2 on ramp, cutting off a number of cyclists who were crossing the road on a green light||-41.247284800971, 174.81346387857||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|482||Car driving up the shoulder on the on ramp, blocking the 'cycle lane'||-41.24376122018, 174.81914600165||Bicycle||Cyclist's way blocked (by other road users, road conditions, etc.)|
|481||Taxi pulled out into the cycle lane without giving way.||-41.280141005436, 174.78007610792||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|480||Taking left hand lane of Jervois Quay heading northbound. Tradie van on my right indicates and moves into my lane with very little space||-41.282810053323, 174.77825431915||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|479||Cycling along Victoria st outside the police station; took the left hand lane, 3 or 4 cars were queued at the pedestrian crossing in the right hand lane. A car was attempting to overtake me in the right hand lane and after noticing the queue of cars merged into the left lane with me alongside them. I breaked to avoid the conflict.||-41.28722805256, 174.77679781393||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|478||Driver followed too close and overtook two cyclist far too close. Scary and dangerous.||-41.308447260554, 174.77830476757||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|477||Driver pulled out of Caltex access across shared path without looking left and cut off cyclist.||-41.255322383008, 174.79786186344||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|476||Driver making illegal left turn coming from Centennial Hwy onto SH2 on-ramp cutting across cyclist's path||-41.247273215002, 174.81339959619||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|475||Taxi HBG898 didn’t gave me enough space even though no traffic coming on the other side.||-41.318442904279, 174.77543280919||Bicycle||Person drove (or cycled) at cyclist head on|
|474||Motorist turning right across (SH1) cycle lane into the Macdonald drive in. Motorists does not look right or check for cyclist in cycle lane. Motorist oblivious to cycle lane/cyclists.||-45.859613394053, 170.51352225142||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|473||Bikes has right of way, but car didn’t give right away. Almost resulted in a crash.||-36.869247491586, 174.72596021693||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|472||Car drove up behind honking. It then passed and swerved into the cyclist and knocking the bike and rider off the road and into the kerb.||-36.786780718452, 174.76142328672||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|471||Almost hit school pedestrian running, when going around corner on shared ped/bike path on footpath. No visibility around corner for either person, and narrows around shop front.||-41.301112456625, 174.77968261018||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|470||Child walked onto road because car was parked blocking the sidewalk. I had to swerve into opposing lane - very lucky there was no oncoming traffic. Otherwise I would have hit the child no way I would have had time to stop.||-41.340385413971, 174.7598783||Car|
|469||Multiple incidents of pedestrians dashing out in front of incoming traffic (me). The lowered speed limit seems to be encouraging more risk taking behaviour by pedestrians.||-41.280495856944, 174.77864452158||Motorcycle|
|468||Van passed cyclist across double yellow lines into blind corner, while apparently having an argument through the open passenger window with the cyclist.||-41.276898086283, 174.90397218847||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|467||Heading inbound to the city in the 'cycle lane', in the corner a SUV to my left moved across the white line into the cycle lane||-41.269239839518, 174.78100721816||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|466||Overtaking bus + cyclist across double yellow lines into oncoming traffic and over pedestrian crossing.||-41.253015206406, 174.90548410158||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|465||I was in the green box of crossing between Tory and Vivian st going down Tory st. when light went green started to bike I was around 20km/h (speed limit is 30km/h) when car tried to overtake not enough space specially because I needed to take the lane due car park on left. When I saw how close he was I was so scared I scream driver start to do angry signs to me||-41.296096837576, 174.77965046108||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|464||Driver passed far too close. Scary, illegal and dangerous.||-41.308406856912, 174.77822730458||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|463||Very close pass, with little room to move between passing car and parked cars.||-41.310485985131, 174.79768220743||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|462||Very close pass.||-41.307201965321, 174.77798704437||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|461||I cycled through the bus stop so that the Cars could pass me in the other lane, and then I would merge at the end of the bus stop when it was safe. But a bus from behind didn’t see me, and then when called to stop by a passenger, pulled into the bus stop and hit me. I managed to get onto the pavement and was miraculously unhurt.||-41.279247236747, 174.7688006075||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|460||White furniture mover truck driving south on Thorndon Quay ( Southern furniture movers branded) rego BIGFR8. Truck drifted over double yellow lines into cycle turn lane on Thorndon Quay. Male driver in late 20's was talking on his cellphone at the time. Near miss with cyclist stopped waiting in central turn area.||-41.26790753167, 174.78128568218||Bicycle||Person drove (or cycled) at cyclist head on|
|459||Driver passed in blind left corner with double yellow lines when oncoming traffic forced them to the left, almost running my off the road||-41.262037116616, 174.90885045971||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|458||Driver passed in blind left corner with double yellow lines and came dangerously closely as another vehicle come towards us.||-41.267037390979, 174.90723445349||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|457||Driver didn’t slow down or gave me space to overtake me no car coming on the other side||-41.326693089424, 174.77458703336||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|456||SUV pass without giving any space, didn’t slow down, no car coming on the side||-41.322500637736, 174.77517306867||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|455||travelling Southbound on the Hutt road cycleway, a driver turned to pull into the Mitre 10 driveway without looking, cutting me off and requrinng me to emergency stop.||-41.256028604154, 174.79588508475||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|454||I was on a bike, crossing Customhouse Quay & Jervois Quay from the waterfront to Waring Taylor St. I was crossing during a pedestrian phase. I had crossed Customhouse Quay and was in the middle about to cross Jervois Quay (they are on a single crossing light). A large 4wd vehicle driving north on Jervois Quay ran through the red light. I saw the vehicle coming through the red light and stayed in the middle zone rather than continuing to cross Jervois Quay. The driver saw me as he was already crossing the intersection, and stopped suddenly in the middle of the intersection. If I had continued cycling, he probably would have hit me (head on to his vehicle, on the side of my bike). He gave me an apologetic wave. He was driving a large grey 4wd ute, with a distinctive number plate made up only of letters. I was too shaken to take note of the number plate.||-41.282560074946, 174.77835400324||Bicycle||Other (please add information in the textarea below)|
|453||Car travelling behind me in same direction up 11th ave then Car turned Down edgcumbe st taking out me cycling.||-37.697307667135, 176.15689471473||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|452||Cycling north (pre-schooler on the back), along The Parade and passing straight through the Dee St round-about, a car passed us (extremely close and at speed) on the round-about.||-41.329126160578, 174.77391019391||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|451||Cycling west on Luxford Street, with pre-scholler on the back. Car pass on the turn in to Rintoul Street and cut us off.||-41.319839431373, 174.77777276772||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|450||Started crossing road at tactile tiles from South to North when car came around corner (turning left from SH1 northbound lane) so had to step back. Cars seem to go fast around this blind corner so it is difficult as a pedestrian to cross.||-40.766525313402, 175.14797536964||Pedestrian|
|449||Metlink bus changed into my lane, forcing me to come to a complete stop to avoid being knocked off my bike.||-41.296905025133, 174.78335515776||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|448||Person in Ford Territory only looking one way when suddenly pulling out over cycle path. I anticiapated and had slowed but didn't expect them to suddenly pull out withut looking. Made an emergency stop. At the problemeatic exit to the petrol service station.||-41.262505975779, 174.78703760028||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|447||Context: The Parade road has the following road/cycle path/parking layout: main road, followed by street parking line, cycling line, footpath (also driveway to properties at the road)
Car was reversing into their property driveway from main road and did not have visibility of cyclist coming in the cycling line.
Due to the parked cars neither cyclist nor vehicle could see each other until just before collision.
Car just hit the back wheel of the bike. Cyclist and bike were fine after it, no injuries and no damage to the bike.
|-41.341053713971, 174.7706982||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|446||Car overtook in a pinch point where space is barely enough for cars only.||-41.324965006225, 174.77493809883||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|445||I was approaching an intersection (I was on the main road) and a car was at the give way sign. They misjudged how fast I was going (I ride an e-bike) and pulled out in front of me. I had to break suddenly to avoid a collision and they stopped to give way to me.||-41.319844345175, 174.79390464772||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|444||Car turned right across my path, failed to give way. Locked up rear brake emergency stopping.||-41.276119621447, 174.78171497382||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|443||Saw someone walk through the first lane of stopped cars, didn't pay attention to second lane which had moving traffic. Car screeched to a halt. Person crossing didn't even realise due to wearing headphones.||-41.291056699596, 174.77435412263||Pedestrian|
|442||A driver ran a red light, to turn right, while pedestrian crossing was green just as I stepped onto the carriageway.||-41.227334866656, 174.88491449136||Pedestrian|
|441||Driver cut the corner and drove head on towards me as I waited in the right turn lane to leave Luxford St, turning south onto Rintoul.
The driver had to brake sharply and come to a stop to avoid a collision.
|-41.31990646467, 174.77778796111||Bicycle||Person drove (or cycled) at cyclist head on|
|440||Close pass by a car transporter truck, to get to the back of stationary traffic queue slightly quicker||-41.227270301377, 174.87481571598||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|439||Concrete mixer stopped in cycle way. Forced to move out towards 100km/h motorway traffic||-41.226030520674, 174.85214965419||Bicycle||Cyclist's way blocked (by other road users, road conditions, etc.)|
|438||Multiple drivers close-passed me as I rode up the edge of the bus lane which was not in operation but crowded with poorly parked vehicles. Then I crossed three lanes of traffic to get into the lane to enter the Basin Reserve and was close-passed by another motorist as I rode along the right hand edge of the lane.||-41.297994563388, 174.78187199353||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|437||Car pulled into Spotlight car park, cutting me off and swearing at me.||-41.260519849078, 174.78946827951||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|436||Driver overtook me with less than 20cm while no car in the other lane in high speed and I was super close to parked cars. He ignore my existence while driving. Extremely scary.||-41.323878987289, 174.77514868645||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|435||Over took me with around 30cm distance||-41.301034564761, 174.77782655542||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|434||Accelerate to pass me with less than a meter, when in less than 100m he would have enough space||-41.308050528941, 174.77820489981||Bicycle||Person drove (or cycled) at cyclist head on|
|433||Driver passes less than 30cm distance he could have waited car in the other lane to pass than take over safely but no.||-41.323034195944, 174.77506044463||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|432||As I was moving across the left turn to continue straight onto hutt road, A Ute overtook me to my right. The Ute then moved left across my path to enter the SH2 on-ramp.||-41.246759004266, 174.8135210266||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|431||Riding down The Terrace a car coming up the Terrace did a U-Turn in front of me using Shell Lane to perform a wide, one-motion arch. Rather than giving way in the mouth of Shell Lane the car accelerated onto The Terrace as I was crossing the entrance to Shell Lane. I was forced to turn hard into the oncoming lane (lucky there was no one coming traffic) to avoid getting it. While doing this I braced to be hit and in my mind still find it hard to believe I was able to avoid this. It was still light (4:30pm) But I was using both rear and front light and had a bright jacket on||-41.282576426066, 174.77477541391||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|430||Driver drove through the controlled stop - had to swerve to avoid a collision||-36.90144530616, 174.70558216686||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|429||Driver passed less than 20cm in a wind and raining day. Light was green and no need of that||-41.301162246113, 174.77971828527||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|428||Vehicle pulled out of car park, only checking to their right, cutting off cyclist travelling north on shared path.||-41.266919222443, 174.7820523352||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|427||On uphill car passed me with less than 30cm distance and no car coming on the other direction which would all more distance. If he could not clearly see if a car was coming on the other Direction driver could had wait for clear view i was bit more than 15km/h.
Cyclists behind saw it and on light mentions that was really to close
|-41.318147286757, 174.77529475393||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|426||Driver tailgated me intentionally and aggressively with his massive truck (just cab - he mustcve felt like he was racing without a load attached). After we got around the corner onto Stout St. he proceeded to intentionally overtake me closely - a punishment pass. He was around 300mm away as he moved past me. I overtook him again about 50m later.||-41.280546020714, 174.77788570274||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|425||Both my son and I were riding our bikes single file as we approached traffic lights. We were in the straight ahead lane. There are also left and right turning lanes. A car suddenly came alongside us and gradually veered towards us into the straight ahead lane which forced us to move aside for it into the left turning lane. It gave us both a fright, even though it unfolded quite slowly because the traffic lights were red. On the other side of the intersection is a pinch point due to parked cars so bikes need to be able to stay in the straight ahead lane or they will be endangered when the road narrows.||-45.858638645364, 170.51238923224||Bicycle||Other (please add information in the textarea below)|
|424||Deliberate close pass||-36.878498414379, 174.72104478175||Scooter|
|423||Car transporter double parked in lane with no hazard lights, or traffic cones visible. Cars and cyclists having to quickly change lane from exiting the roundabout. Driver of truck verbally abusive when asked why there wasn't any lights or traffic management.||-41.298359611935, 174.78117830167||Bicycle||Other (please add information in the textarea below)|
|422||Was crossing a side road, car screeches turning into my side road (From the main road) as I am crossing it, beeps excessively as they almost hit me.||-41.308682461008, 174.76275676842||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|421||Cyclist travelling north on SH2. Large truck and trailer failed to give way and turned left towards Petone while overtaking cyclist, very near miss.
Booths Kenworth truck and trailer unit. MKA403
In the photo below you can see that the cyclist was already in the intersection going straight ahead when the truck started overtaking and then turned left.
Cyclist wearing fluoro yellow long sleeve top, lights on, sunny day, plenty of visibility.
|-41.223891720064, 174.85840467347||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|420||Cycling along Cameron road in the cycle lane, cyclist in front has to swerve to avoid grey Nissan Kingcab. the Ute pulls out into the path of the cyclist and due to traffic is not able to complete the manoeuvre and blocks the path for the other cyclist and I. I pull up to the drivers side, try to tap on the wingmirror to get drivers attention (it folds back on itself) driver turns holding phone in left hand to ear (smartphone - unsure of brand, in blue case) the female driver, 40's blond hair then gesticulates at me (didn't see fully as over my shoulder) revs engine and starts to swerve towards me. I pull away and she backs off and I return to the cycle lane. She drives erratically into the cycle lane between myself and the other cyclist before driving away. (excerpt from police report)||-37.691406466283, 176.1642224877||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|419||Dixon and Dunlop earthmoving truck driver drifted across the vehicle lane into the shoulder (cycle lane). At least 1m into the shoulder before the driver suddenly pulled back into the vehicle lane||-41.229904829523, 174.84189074462||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|418||Driver tailgated me up Beauchamp Street, before passing me on the left with less than a 30cm gap as I moved to the centre of the road to turn right up Verviers Street. There were parked cars on both sides of Beauchamp, I was riding at 35 to 40 kmh on my ebike.
||-41.288247592637, 174.73869846769||Bicycle||Other (please add information in the textarea below)|
|417||I could do with being able to select two of the above above for this one.
A driver tried to overtake me between the pavement and island just before the roundabout at the top of Glasgow Street. He then tailgated through the Kelburn shops before overtaking me far too close after the Kelburn shops.
|-41.292736845715, 174.7383583183||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|416||I was riding uphill on Orangi Kaupapa Road. As I drew level with parked cars on the other side of the road, a van passed me in the very small gap between the parked cars and me. The driver made no attempt to slow down or wait, he was less than 30 cm from me and I estimate he was driving at 30 to 40 km. He forced me into the curb and to stop.||-41.278780792831, 174.76245712564||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|415||Driver with child passenger formerly heading south suddenly does rapid u-turn into the cycle lane going north. Literally right as I was passing. Need physical barrier for cycle lane; and for centre of road up Great South-Brownds Rd lights. Actually need centre barriers on all four arms of those lights as some people do dangerous maneuvers, like into driveways for example.||-37.006628339679, 174.88957487616||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|414||Drivers parking and 'just stopping for a bit' on cycle lane quite often.||-37.011401676876, 174.88401861689||Bicycle||Cyclist's way blocked (by other road users, road conditions, etc.)|
|413||Drivers queing up about 50-100m to get access to left slip lane onto Hollyford. Blocks a large section of cycle lane.||-36.983260560941, 174.89527661324||Bicycle||Cyclist's way blocked (by other road users, road conditions, etc.)|
|412||Person in white minivan drove past like I wasn't even there.||-36.991890415713, 174.88818940743||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|411||Car drove straight at me as I waited to turn right in the turning lane from John Street into Tasman street. Car did not even try to deviate back into its lane. I had to physically jump out of the way. Due to the roadworks on Wallace street and the coned section from Hutchinson road cars leave the section heading toward the Adelaide road traffic lights without allowance for the turning lane.||-41.307175981427, 174.77633823226||Bicycle||Person drove (or cycled) at cyclist head on|
|410||Extremely close passes at 60km/hr. Not yielding to cyclist in lane and pushing through lane with vehicles in adjacent lanes. Lodged community watch report with Vehicle details. Rego GFC573 2004 Ford Escape, KWM396 2004 Nissan March||-36.903828111925, 174.8938278||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|409||Nearly got hit by a car coming out of forresters lane onto Tory St.
Probably the 50th time this has happened
|408||Middle of last year (not absolutely sure of the date) Young driver drove up alongside of me and then slowly overtook (I had a sense he was going to do something odd) he then turned left across my path to enter a driveway into a carpark. I had slowed right down but still had to jam on my brakes. He missed me but only just. It all happened quite fast and I was left with that adrenalin rush.
||-41.290296460656, 174.77396246601||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|407||Today was a day I felt like I was invisible. So many close passes, cars and buses||-41.324902069249, 174.7750011959||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|406||At the roundabout I was cycling straight ahead when a PBL Courier van overtook me from behind and then cut me off as he turned left directly in front of me. I had to brake heavily to avoid a crash. The van was being driven speedily, and showed no recognition of the incident.||-41.323580275952, 174.80395185054||Bicycle||Road user turns across cyclist’s path|
|405||Lanes merge and I was in front, but car traveling at speed overtook me as I was preparing to turn right.||-41.307235787374, 174.77615787474||Bicycle||Other (please add information in the textarea below)|
|404||Cycling south bound, passed by bus travelling at speed in the same direction <0.5m.||-41.306733156318, 174.77813451477||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|403||Riding north bound along The Parade, just past the bus stop outside the Empire. Car parked across the white diagonal lines (i.e. not a car park) close to teh cycle lane. The passenger opens the car door in to our path.||-41.336740396833, 174.7727976312||Bicycle||Car door opened in cyclist’s way|
|402||Riding with my 4yo son on hte back, northbound on Mersey street, along hte median strip signalling left turn in to Mersey St. Car overtakes (close pass) and then turns in front to make the same turn in to Mersey St.||-41.337013682925, 174.77124771756||Bicycle||Problematic pass (usually too close)|
|401||Riding north bound. Car pulls out of the driveway on the opposite side of the road, intending to go northbound also. Had to make an emergency stop. Missed by 10cm.||-41.324383683083, 174.77502332605||Bicycle||Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist|
|400||The date of this incident is 25 April 2017; I couldn't type this date into the box above. (amended)
I was walking along the path signed as Adderstone Walkway, through the Adderstone Reserve. A young man on a mountain bike came around a curve towards me, quite fast. I stood my ground, and there was no room on the path for him to pass, so he had to swerve off the path to avoid hitting me. He was verbally aggressive towards me when I told him I didn't think this was a shared path.
I contacted Palmerston North City Council, and was told that this path is considered by Council to be a shared pathway, along with the others which make up the Turitea walkway through the suburbs and patches of bush in this area. I looked at the Road Code on the New Zealand Transport Authority website, and found that cyclists are instructed not to ride on footpaths, unless it is signed as a shared cycle/walking path. There is nothing on the Adderstone Walkway to indicate that it is a shared pathway. It seems ridiculous to me that these tracks would be designated shared pathways. Most of them are inaccessible or impractical for cycling simply because there are lots of stairs. The Adderstone Walkway is accessible to bikes, but doesn't seem suitable to share with walkers; it's not wide enough, it's winding, and the surface is gravel.
The wooden sign at the Pacific Drive end of Adderstone Reserve has a couple of stickers on it, one indicating no motorcycles, and one indicating no horses. The stickers are in shallow square recesses in the sign, and there are also about three more of these recesses on the sign; it looks like there were more stickers on the sign in the past, but some have been removed. The "no motorcycles" one has also been partly peeled off. This makes me wonder if there was a "no bicycles" sign on there at some point.
I got the impression the people at my local Council offices might just be confused about what is a shared pathway and what isn't, and didn't want to deal with my queries. When I replied to their initial email with the concerns above, I got no reply.
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