Incident Data

ID/Link Date of incident What happened? Location Type Situation
377 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 -41.247367495684, 174.81336574673 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
376 Overtaken on the wrong side of the road into a right-hander mid-way through my turn. Blonde Pākehā middle-aged woman entering the corner so fast in front of me her tyres were screeching, all at 7:05 am this morning narrowly avoiding centre island and signpost of Whites Line West. Reported to police. -41.221770226341, 174.9053382253 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
375 As I was passing parked cars, two cars passed me giving me adequate space, a third passed me extremely close- I throw up my arm in exasperation. Driver then cut infront of me, and dropped off a child, all the while screaming abuse at me. I continued around roundabout- driver revved engine and drove at me ( only failing to hit me as I rode off road)- again shouting abuse. Passers-by asked if I was ok. Someone was having a bad day. -36.841270178842, 174.65093760189 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
374 Car overtook group of 4 cyclists travelling in single line formation. Car merged into cycle lane and slowed first of four riders down and then moved abruptly off the road into a road side carpark situated on the immediate left of the cycle lane. First and second cyclist passed the parked car. Third cyclist narrowly avoided the car door as it opened into her path. 4th cyclist, as witness indicated that driver still didn't realise what he was doing despite the nearness of the miss and opened door further rather than pull it back in. -41.295360428836, 174.80485657738 Bicycle Car door opened in cyclist’s way
373 Riding home with my kids from kindie. Earthmover truck squeezes past way too close when there wasn’t really enough room as road turns from 2 lanes to 1.
Then indicates left and slows to turn.
-37.674929658787, 176.22629084298 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
372 Van pulled out of yard across the road cutting my off and making me break hard. -41.271976996282, 174.78210912092 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
371 Driver pulled out of Williams Park without giving way, cutting off cyclist. Eldery driver seemed confused and not alert. -41.28054587594, 174.9069443444 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
370 Person opened car door in front of me to get into the car. There was nowhere for be to go between parked cars and stopped traffic, so I emergency stopped. -41.229206278713, 174.88068093336 Bicycle Car door opened in cyclist’s way
369 This time and date is approximate. A scooter travelling in straight line in middle of footpath, most pedestrians were moving to the side to let him pass, but an elderly women didn't see him and stumbled to get out of his way. The scooter rider did also try to avoid hitting her, but she was startled and could have fallen. -41.313376355769, 174.77964727641 Pedestrian
368 Car coming from Centennial Hwy illegally turning left at traffic light onto SH2 on ramp crossing my path and cutting me off. I crossed at green traffic lights.
-41.247386776822, 174.81332883901 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
367 Tradie van driver tailgates at < 1m continuously, then overtakes me and cuts me off so hard I have to emergency brake. Looks routines. Police informed via *555 and 1U -41.24187264513, 174.82273080113 Car
366 Travelling south bound a car over took me on the wrong side of the road on a blind corner. Another car came northbound and the overtaking car forced me in to the gutter. -41.229793197453, 174.8180109504 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
365 Coming down hill at ~40km/h driver took over with less than 30cm space (car from company https://kiwi-can-do.co.nz/) it was unnecessary dangerous and scary -41.314339630409, 174.77571149127 Bicycle Other (please add information in the textarea below)
364 Driver gave less than a meter distance to take over even though he could had used the other side of the street or wait behind for less than 10meters -41.321994442365, 174.77516744646 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
363 Cycling north on the shared path a car pulled out of Spotlight car park not looking to left at all. -41.260789968044, 174.789178756 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
362 Multiple close passes in a row -41.318170264156, 174.77532921971 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
361 I was cycling straight ahead on Victoria St and a car overtook me and turned left into Wakefield St forcing me to brake to avoid collision. -41.288765016032, 174.77615607518 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
360 Car parked in clearway outside Gramercy Bakery, three of us on bikes needed to move out into lane to continue up the street (northbound). Car behind us tried to squeeze into the gap past us, rather than slowing down. -41.320339381716, 174.77523445299 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
359 Pakuranga Highway. Driver passed at speed (50km min) in existing lane with cyclist as the next lane was occupied by another car. Way too close! -36.909936778421, 174.87984527487 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
358 Car carelessly turning into Spotlight car park cutting off cyclists on cycle lane. -41.260432551965, 174.78950956103 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
357 over-taking dangerously close to a cyclist - The driver also appeared to be on his iPad -36.838890476726, 174.74278297199 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
356 Overtaking into on-coming traffic, forcing driver on other side to nearly run off the road. Occurred while going over a speed hump in a 30km/h zone -36.837243516297, 174.74233608146 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
355 Black Hyundai Wagon pulled out from Garnet Road stop sign, forcing me to brake and take evasive action
-36.853756073549, 174.71804990059 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
354 Turning on the Argyle street - car overtook me. Had to push off their rear window to prevent falling off -36.842771074122, 174.73309752322 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
353 Green cycle light at Te Atatu Peninsula motorway on-ramp. Luckily I was cautious and slowed to check drivers would stop. Car driver stops in T2 lane but van driver in lane closest to me looks at me and then drives through his red light. -36.855961163282, 174.65197892662 Bicycle Other (please add information in the textarea below)
352 Truck passed a turning car in front of me with only a few inches - near miss. -40.962165505885, 175.62465296595 Car
351 Travelling east on the esplanade and filtering through traffic. A Driver u-turned through an intersection, at a gap left by another driver swinging wide through the shoulder. and cutting me off. -41.229106317963, 174.88035790596 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
350 Overtaking a bus (while at busstop) and car came very close while overtaking (double overtaking?) -41.319707259158, 174.77528866274 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
349 I was coming around the headland on a windy day from Oriental Bay onto Evans Bay Parade. There's a place where the strong wind suddenly gets stronger. At that point, the wind blew me into the curb. I went flying over the handlebars. The bike and I landed on the footpath.

Suggestion to reduce likelihood of incident: some kind of warning sign about strong wind, and a suggestion to get off and walk in strong wind?
-41.286095635413, 174.80382050383 Bicycle Other (please add information in the textarea below)
348 2 vehicles pulling into cycle lane at Spotlight exit -41.26051901106, 174.78940508122 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
347 This morning at 7:08 a silver sedan cut me off at speed when I was just starting to descend Brooklyn hill road. They drove straight ahead down Owhiro road to Brooklyn, cutting me off and missing me by centimetres. I was wearing a bright orange day pack with very bright flashing lights rear and front. The road was wet and slippery and I heard the car coming from behind at speed. I think the brief moment I stopped pedalling probably saved me from being hit by them as they crossed in front of me, at an estimated speed of 60-70 kmh . -41.302762771161, 174.76427489872 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
346 Truck came past very close. If i had wobbled i would be dead. -38.56341870374, 176.225867 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
345 Car drove through stop sign. I was on give way. Car drove across in front of me without stopping at stop sign. Regularly happens at this intersection -41.319933733231, 174.77783408667 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
344 Family walk - 2yo in buggy 4yo on bike. All on the footpath and driver on opposite side of the road. Indicated and pulled across nearly knocking 4yo off bike. Fortunately 4yo managed to stop clear of the drive but driver kept trying to drive. Slammed hand on his bonnet to force him to stop and driver protested that we had to move to stop him blocking the road!!! Driver ignorant to the fact it was not clear to turn then pulls race card!!! Considering reporting but no video so debating if worth the effort -37.660668712256, 176.2166877 Pedestrian
343 Riding in the bus lane on Great North rod at the foot of Bullock Track. Car shot up the bus lane to beat the other cars queued at the lights and narrowly missed me -36.866465933074, 174.73055774972 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
342 Once again car turning right went straight through stop sign. -41.319917031997, 174.77782017565 Car
341 Confusion between driver and pedestrian (child) as not a clearly distinguished painted crossing. -41.338542411173, 174.76046047543 Pedestrian
339 Car didn't give way at intersection by young male who had seen me but went anyway, and I had to brake heavy to avoid -39.496555522303, 176.87016494403 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
338 Howick and Eastern Bus driver passed cyclist then pulled left into bus stop, nearly hitting cyclist. Words were exchanged. Police involved on request from cyclist. Bus driver issued with infringement notice for failure to give way. -36.861451172386, 174.77029584313 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
337 Road surface pushed up by buses, creating a large ridge parallel to kerb (approx. 1.5m out from kerb). This is a trip hazard for peds and a hazard for cyclists, scooters and motorcyclists. Two hospital visits have resulted from this hazard (2014-2016). Still no action from AT on a permanent repair. -36.860997129517, 174.76902879378 Bicycle Other (please add information in the textarea below)
336 Vehicle drove across lanes to round a corner I was cycling around (close to Gutter) and came within 10cms of my Handlebars. -36.746520425321, 174.74018186231 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
335 Car driver entering car park went straight across my path, made no effort to get out of way. Wasn’t able to stop before wheel hit car bumper, albeit only slowly.

Car driver drove on, appeared either unaware or indifferent to collision when I followed him and informed him of what happened.
-41.136431852474, 174.84233035398 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
334 Multiple cars crossing double yellow lines while over-taking but still too close to me -41.324948486245, 174.77504058708 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
333 Car overtakes whilst cyclist turning into RH street -41.281763762105, 174.74804991693 Bicycle Other (please add information in the textarea below)
332 Lady pulled straight out of a side street in front of me -36.925312517379, 174.65160941902 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
331 Van pulls out in front of me to change lanes on Pakuranga Rd, without looking or using mirrors (even though I ride with flashing headlight). turns out it was just to be a queue jumper, to cut in a few more cars ahead. -36.910906127577, 174.87415953396 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
330 Vehicle was let through from the right hand side of Adelaide Rd to Caltex near Basin Reserve. Did so quite quickly, didn't notice cyclist directly in her path. Cyclist tried to quickly sprint away, driver's vehicle hit rear axle of bike. Rider was shunted by car, but managed to correct course and pull into the petrol station to talk to driver without injury.
-41.302536772721, 174.77931277203 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
329 Vehicle pulls out of Mitre 10 Mega to go down Harris road. Colliding with me, causing serious injuries -36.893314390852, 174.83413980379 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
328 Driver makes a left hand turn into St Marks Catholic Church, Pakuranga Rd after barely finishing passing me. Only saving grace was at least she indicated so I knew what imminent act of stupidity was coming.
-36.901786955928, 174.89733638287 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
327 Riding a bike along Tamaki Drive, driver decides at the last minute, without indicating, that he is going to take a carpark. Pulls across my path, I have to slam on my brakes. He stops I move on but then he nearly takes out my fellow rider who is behind me. -36.847847181866, 174.83019876572 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
326 Driver deliberately passed at high speed only a few cm from my bike, despite having 3 empty lanes to their right. -36.9284381614, 174.9035373858 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
325 This is an old incident from last year but should be reported. Riding in second of three northbound lanes. Cars in first lane are queued from Ti Rakau up the hill. Large SUV passes me in the third lane and immediately pulls across and tries to merge into the queued first lane. Vehicle stops right in front of me blocking second lane. Road was wet, drifted both wheels and somehow they gripped and I ended up going around the vehicle. -36.910731022648, 174.87558317116 Bicycle Other (please add information in the textarea below)
324 Pushing my baby across the pedestrian crossing adjacent to Aro Park. A car travelling eastbound overtook a parallel parking van and drove straight through the crossing while I was half way across. I had to run to the opposite side of the road with my buggy to avoid being hit. Vehicle drove away. -41.295572556847, 174.76842593564 Pedestrian
323 Same location as Incident 318. This time car cuts me off in cycle lane with cms to spare. -43.560607599264, 172.61263563033 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
322 Car pulled out of East St onto Waione St. cutting me off. -41.232304920768, 174.89601076244 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
321 While cycling along Thornton quay heading south the car next to me decided to head into a parking spot but didn’t check that the way was clear. Had to take evasive action into gutter to avoid being hit -41.272611643312, 174.78265129921 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
320 Close pass at pinch point created by bump outs at courtesy crossing -41.317566726642, 174.77541389537 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
319 Close pass at pinch point -41.324985810964, 174.77501363907 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
318 Cars regularly cut into cycle-lane even with cyclists present. With turning traffic into Stourbridge St, cars undertake, using full cycle-lane. CCC refusing to install plastic pollards despite proximity to West Spreydon School (argument is vehicles might be delayed!). -43.56063389355, 172.61267474832 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
317 Overtaken and cut off by car travelling west -41.312661981974, 174.78655897183 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
315 Castle Parcels Courier LHP903 cutting across bike lane when turning into Horokiwi Road off SH2. -41.226257665033, 174.85148167347 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
314 Half way across the zebra crossing with a buggy a car zoomed passed. Fortunately had realised on the crossing that they we not stopping and slowed to avoid collision/death of child. Also school kid on bike behind me. -37.673022057691, 176.23076981881 Pedestrian
313 Car taking a right turn into drive, waited for oncoming traffic then pulled in-front of myself, 4 year old on bike and dog. Slammed hand on bonnet and driver looked shocked that I hadn’t let them pull in!

For clarity we were at walking pace on the pavement. No further action taken as pointless but attitudes need to change in Tauranga!
-37.663042805363, 176.21961256484 Pedestrian
312 Close pass on the apex of the corner Rintoul to Riddiford -41.311915659764, 174.77918385197 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
311 Car failed to see me at a roundabout.
Avoided collision because I slowed to avoid riding into its path (despite having right of way) and shouting very loudly at driver which lead him to stop, and allow me to proceed.
-41.287156716924, 174.76618601352 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
310 clear line of sight, driver just continued to pull out forcing me out onto the road -37.683409858199, 176.1661092556 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
309 exit from 2 lane roundabout left lane turns to bus lane so traffic to merge into one lane. driver rushing to make the merge passes with <30cm of handlebars -37.665541026256, 176.20669889602 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
307 Biking on inside lane of Kent Tce so that I could get onto curb to go through the Basin. A car sped to overtake me, passing very close and cutting back in front of me so close that I could have touched his car. -41.298173313464, 174.78164384045 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
306 taxi driver pulled out of petrol station across bus lane without checking if clear, it wasn't! -37.665778315634, 176.19920697868 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
305 driver didn't use mirrors to check bike lane, although this one indicated as they started the turn -37.663364436866, 176.20997026723 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
304 didn't check mirror or indicate, pulled in to drop kids off for school -37.662708096153, 176.21086943791 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
303 2x drivers opened their car doors on Adelaide Rd, without checking for cyclists. I had to swerve to avoid them (luckily the bus lane gives a little space to do this) -41.30252300083, 174.77941373463 Bicycle Car door opened in cyclist’s way
302 Waiting to cross at pedestrian crossing at the bottom of Chilka St, 2x cars sped southbound through the crossing (much faster than the 30kpm limit in this area), ignoring the fact that I was waiting there with two small children. I put my hand out to wave so that a car would notice that we were waiting and the driver slammed on her brakes, almost sliding over the intersection. This is a really common occurrence - the crossing needs to be moved further north or road design needs changing so that drivers go slower/the crossing is noticed more by drivers. -41.322244981844, 174.7752338733 Pedestrian
301 Car tailgated me for about 200m along Riddiford St then passed very close to me and cut back in front of me sharply. -41.308077325735, 174.77816917063 Bicycle Tailgates cyclist without passing
300 Taxi van parked in bike lane, forcing cyclists out into traffic lane -41.280195628179, 174.78024358542 Bicycle Cyclist's way blocked (by other road users, road conditions, etc.)
299 Close pass by car travelling in bus lane -41.295233912548, 174.78298629384 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
298 Close pass at brow of hill -41.31532633836, 174.77551365952 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
297 I was riding on the cycle lane on The Esplanade when at a zebra crossing a truck trailer next to me braked and pulled left into a car park squeezing me in between the trailer and some rocks on the berm. Driver said he hadn't seen me, asked if he did earlier overtake me (yes) and where on the road I had been.
-41.22904349251, 174.87955234007 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
296 Wind afternoon and car overtook with less than 1meter going up hill. To close specially in a wind day. -41.319073905145, 174.7752993047 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
295 I was filtering to the front of the queue at the lights in petone, old man pulled into me and nearly hit me. -41.230016577064, 174.88352379634 Motorcycle
294 Passed by car that then turned into drive way forcing me to brake hard -41.2865, 174.7762 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
292 Car pulled out of intersection directly in front of me. -41.2865, 174.7762 Motorcycle
291 Bus driver of 35 bus was leaving Courtney Place, and heading to turn off to Elizabeth Street via Kent Terrace. He left Courtney Place from the right lane (as less traffic than the left lane - I assume so he could speed through the yellow lights at the last minute). He then immediately proceeded to cross two of the 3 lanes over to 14 Kent Terrace, where I was biking in the lane, nearest the parked cars. Without looking he continued to move across to the lane closest to the parked cars, wedging me between them and the side of the bus - he was so close that there was around 10 cm space between my bike and the side of his bus. It was only for my taking evasive braking action that I was not killed. No professional driver would drive with such a poor level of skill and lack of capability, unless deliberately wishing to apply malice to other road users. -41.294631313949, 174.7840625 Bicycle Vehicle pulls out or across cyclist
290 Car blocked cycle lane and this made me swerve in traffic. While talking to him, he claimed it was his right to park here. -36.864594869678, 174.77331475767 Bicycle Cyclist's way blocked (by other road users, road conditions, etc.)
289 The offending driver (who was in the left southbound lane) was approaching stopped traffic and rather than slowing to join them, they accelerated and moved, without indicating, into the flowing traffic of the centre lane narrowly avoiding the stopped car in front of them and the car I occupied in the centre lane. We had to slow down drastically to avoid a rear end collision. -41.241731740675, 174.81042646055 Car
284 No provision of safe crossing, waited 7 minutes for a gap in traffic to cross with a buggy and 2 kids

Crossed when a gap was available anticipating driver to slow down. Driver on phone swerved erratically to avoid collision.

4 year old said that was scary that car nearly hit us.
-37.665979589058, 176.22322354663 Pedestrian
283 Cycling along the left hand side of the left lane, a Ritchies Bus overtook me with about 20cm to spare. It gave me a hell of a fright. The bus was too dirty to see the bus number or license plate. -45.885332287772, 170.49722994061 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
282 Driver drove passed me on my bicycle in very close proximity and screamed out his window for me to move out of his way while i was cycling home from work. This road is extremely unsafe because of the parking bays on both sides of the road. -41.2732545, 174.7837615 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
281 Going down Adelaide road almost in island bay at 35-40km/h car over take me with with less than a meter distance having the other side of the road and in a few meters a much wider road -41.325180854278, 174.77512225662 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
280 Cycling at the back of a group of three, southbound on hutt road cycle path (just south of kiawharawhara stream bridge), when a bus pulled into the depot directly across the cycle path.
All riders took evasive action, and driver sighted riders and slammed on brakes. no crash, but VERY close.
-41.26087128694, 174.78929261126 Bicycle Road user turns across cyclist’s path
279 Aggressive truck tailgating and tooting cyclist, attempting to hit bike. Then crosses lane without looking, nearly takes out motorcyclist. -41.274504487799, 174.77920800786 Bicycle Tailgates cyclist without passing
278 I pulled out from the lights at Britomart, heading south ahead of a car stopped there. I pulled into the main flow of traffic because of parked cars on Adelaide. Driver behind me honked and forced me towards parked cars by passing closely between me and oncoming traffic, ignoring sharrows and 30kph limit -41.320825162546, 174.77532327504 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
277 Overtaken at intersection
Person driving with 0.5m or closer
-41.307313171159, 174.77793498529 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
276 A bus stopped at the bus stop was poorly positioned at an angle and was impinging on the traffic lane. A ute was level with me on the right in the traffic lane I was at risk of being squeezed between a Ute and the bus. -41.275961645783, 174.78196907361 Bicycle Cyclist's way blocked (by other road users, road conditions, etc.)
275 A pedestrian stepped off a bus with their back to oncoming cyclists, and walked into my path, requring a swerve and suden stop. -41.248229274221, 174.81244305165 Bicycle Cyclist's way blocked (by other road users, road conditions, etc.)
274 This is part of the official southbound cycle route (avoiding the motor way) and it's a terrible spot. Riding south, it's a two lane road. The right hand lane turns into a turning only lane into South Road. Locals know this and pick their lane early, visitors are totally surprised and flabbergasted: and act accordingly. As a cyclist, riding on the left of the left hand lane in order to meet expectations to be on the left means a relatively dangerous crossing maneuver to end up in the turning lane.
Today, because traffic was heavy, I slipped into the turning lane a little earlier than usual, approx. where indicated and in the last few tens of meters before the turn was overtaken on the left and right simultaneously. Needless to say, that is scary.

I don't know why motor vehicle drivers are in such a hurry to not have a few seconds to give a cyclist a bit of room.

This intersection needs some attention, especially because it's part of the official way out of town for bikes.
-45.886720034903, 170.49666343074 Bicycle Problematic pass (usually too close)
273 Had to break hard to avoid passing speeding car -37.471573642577, 175.61717647145 Car
272 Cyclist nearly collided with a fellow pedestrian at this pedestrian crossing and they ignored the red light. -41.303065523181, 174.77924184454 Pedestrian
271 Cyclist jumps red light for my crossing, not taking any attention to the traffic signals. -41.30922359999, 174.77855334199 Pedestrian
270 I was travelling left off Hanson onto John St and planning to turn tight into Tasman st.
I entered to right turn lane and can was travelling down John St cut across my right turn Lane to get to the the one turning right off John St into Hanson st. This is a common occurance.
-41.307153770048, 174.7764250809 Bicycle Person drove (or cycled) at cyclist head on