I was biking West along Karori Road, shortly after the shops. I had taken the road to get around a couple of parked cars. I was over taken safely by one car, then PTD944 completed an unsafe overtaking manouver. Their wing mirror passed within about 20cm of me. Had I swerved slightly, I would have been hit. A van then passed me giving heaps of space.
I was well lit with 2 rear lights and three front lights and was wearing a day-glow jacket. As such there is no way that they could not have seen me. This was either lack of awareness of road spacing or a punishment pass for being "on their road"
Riding down great north road in the evening with lights and a fluro backpack cover, a car pulled out from the McDonalds and I had to swerve to avoid. Once the driver was on the other side of the road, I realised someone was turning right but had turned too early so was going diagnolly in the wrong direction across my entry path - two near misses in the space of 20 seconds. Very stressful!
Cycling to work southbound along SH2 under the Petone overpass. Large logging truck overtook me and then trailer drifted over verge, forcing me into wall to avoid being run over. Truck driver unaware and failed to stop.
As I was cycling around the Ngaio Roundabout a driver entered the roundabout without looking and hit me side on, knocking me off my bike. Apart from loosing some skin, I was not hurt. I reported the incident to the police.
Bike fishtailed on corner of this path I and fell (with no braking or sudden turning). There's a damp and slippery patch on a dip in the path with some mud/silt. Best to slow right down on this corner.
Cyclist misjudged the kerb ramp by the Petone roundabout, heading east from Petone Esplande. Lost control, fell off, concussed and grazes. Treated at Wellington ED.
I met Hutt council staff to review the location and suggest mitigation.
I took off at the intersection by the hospital going south. I was in the new cycle path and took off when the light went green, at the same time as the #23 bus. Usually a merge is quite smooth with cars but because a bus is so much longer and the bike in front of me was slow I got caught behind the cyclist and between the bus and the parked cars in front of Newtown school. I tried to keep riding to get infront of the bus but I don't think he saw me, and perhaps was focusing on the slightly wobbly and slow cyclist in front of me. I stopped cycling because I was being squeezed so much that I could feel the parked car against my left leg and the moving bus sliding past my right leg. It was incredibly scary! the pedestrian who was waiting at the lights in front of Cafe Laz also acknowledged the situation.
I would recommend 2 controls to mitigate this issue:
1. Install a bike light at the traffic light to allow cyclists a head start. Because the bike lane turns into a car park space, cyclists have no where to go when the light is green.
2. Remove the car parks in front of Newtown school to extend the bike lane so merging is not required
Aged person walked straight into glass-walled bus stop, which has no edge warning tape and sticks out into the footpath. Ideally this could have some visible marking on the glass to reduce other sight-impaired or distracted pedestrians colliding with it.
Cycling to work southbound along SH2 under the Petone overpass. Large goods truck overtook me and then trailer drifted over verge, forcing me into wall to avoid being run over. Truck driver unaware and failed to stop.
Cycling to work southbound along SH2 under the Petone overpass. Large logging truck overtook me and then trailer drifted over verge, forcing me into wall to avoid being run over. Truck driver unaware and failed to stop.
Car reversed into me after passing, in order to avoid oncoming traffic. Road narrow due to presence of parked vehicles. Oncoming van should have given way but didn't. Oncoming van continued on with their day. Despite me having to jump off my bike and bike lying on Road behind car.
Cycling to work, and was dangerously close overtaken by a white Mitsubishi Fuso truck (rego LLY112), with McLatchie & Sharp drainage and civil contractors signwitten on front. Driver drifted in and out of the cycle lane, very distracted.
I have cycle safety cameras, and in the camera the driver is very clearly visible talking on a cellphone in his right hand while driving.
I have saved the footage, available for the police if evidence is needed.
This is very dangerous behaviour, I or another cyclist could have been killed this morning by this supposedly professional driver.
Driver accelerated up behind me and beeped horn several times, even though there was not enough space to pass safely. When I had space to move over, the lovely motorist yelled "you're not allowed to block the lane" as if he was one of my parents or some sort of school teacher. Hope he had a lovely day.
I was heading on the downhill stretch of Crawford road after exiting the roundabout, and i could hear a car accelerating behind me, even though it was not safe to pass me. The car passed me very close with traffic coming in the opposite direction, which made me scream very loudly. Probably my closest call yet.
A truck did an extremely close pass while I was on my bike. This forced me to get off the road - luckily there was a gap between two parked cars to do that, otherwise I likely would have sandwiched myself between the truck and a parked vehicle.
When I approached the driver at the next red light they said they 'had to be close to me because there was oncoming traffic'.
Travelling North down Ruahine Street. No shoulder to cycle safely on so I took the lane. Travelling ~40kmh two car drivers crossed double yellow lines into oncoming traffic to pass me, only to join a queue waiting at the Mt Vic Tunnel
Bus number 77 rego KLW829 close pass heading south on princess street. Driver (female) had been held up momentarily at the bus stop a few hundred metres earlier and so this could have been a punishment pass. Pass was less than 50cm.
I was approaching a traffic light and as I needed to be in the right hand lane I was staying in the main lane, but the van behind me aggressively and dangerously passed me and was so close to me that I would estimate it was no more than 50cm gap.
While approaching a parked car the door swung open into my path, and the collision threw me onto the road. Particular points of impact include my right knee, right elbow, and the rear derailleur of my bicycle, all of which made firm contact with the road. The driver said he was "sorry" and that he didn't check his mirrors or look behind before opening his door. I was likely travelling at upwards of 30kph, trying to leave room for passing peak-hour traffic from behind me.
Bus over took me closely as I was planning to pull into middle lane to carry straight on then immediately follows road into Courtney place forcing me round the corner as the bus was still on my outside
Coming downhill through the Crawford Rd roundabout (towards Kilbirnie), a driver coming up on my left from Wellington Rd did not see me and failed to give way. They hit me at a relatively low speed. I was shaken but uninjured.
Three women riding a scooter, crossed onto road at intersection while I had right of way (green light and straight ahead for me). Collided with scooter and gashed arm (many stitches). Scooter departed with the women, without checking if I was injured (appears they were not injured).g
the usual Chaytor/Raroa experience. Driver exited Raroa without checking the buslane was clear. The driver was encouraged to cross because of the poor road design where a no-stopping zone actively encourages drivers to cross the road and gives them priority of traffic that has right of way
When cycling south along SH2 through the Petone underpass, a logging truck overtook me, grazing my right arm with the cab, forcing me into the embankment to avoid being pulled under the wheels.
Luckily the traffic was relatively heavy at Petone and the truck slowed down to a stop as it passed me.
the driver failed to stop at the stop sign at Curtis-Chaytor intersection and pulled out in front of me - 2nd driver was pretty much fully over the control line at the Raroa-Chaytor intersection and impinging on the bus/cycle lane
Cycling down Carrington Rd in cycleway. Car undertakes other car turning right into side street. Car turning is blocking traffic as they haven’t fully pulled into median strip. The undertaking car causes me to brake suddenly as they used to cycleway to undertake. Wet road meant my brakes did not work as well and I lost traction.
Cars using the cycleway to undertake is a common occurrence.
This is an incident I witnessed (as a pedestrian) but was not involved in.
A car attempted to back out of angle parking space between the bus stop on the Parade near shops/ Medway street and backed into a car travelling past the Medway street intersection, travelling North. Both were at low speeds due to the amount of traffic.
After the accident, the car travelling north attempted to stop to talk to reversing driver but decided to just stop in the traffic flow (but as far left as she could) and put hazard lights on. This meant that traffic behind (including at least 3 cyclists) was required to pull into the opposite Yu traffic lane to pass at this busy street.
I was almost struck by a car while crossing at 79 Glendale Road, from the eastern to western side of the road. The car was headed southbound so fast that even after I looked right before crossing I didn’t see it coming around the slight bend at Levy Road before it was nearly on top of me. I dashed across the centerline and the car passed behind me headed south doing easily 75-80km/h. Near serious injury or fatality for sure. Still shaken.
Heading north in the bus lane, often there are a few cars in the bus lane at the Vivian lights in rush hour. They both decided to pass me before turning left in college street, outside a car parked in a car park, one pass was within 50cm and then he had to stop in front of me anyway. Use of bus lane by cars here is common occurence and riders have to pay attention to those turning left in front of them, but not usually close passes here.
At roundabout on Burma road and Haumia st, entered Haumia st from shared path pedestrian crossing, and proceeded into the roundabout to go straight over towards Raroa station. Driver from Johnsonville failed to yield as I was passing in front of them. No collision but a near miss
Headed southbound in a bike lane right before intersection. When light turned green bus drifted into my path towards a bus stop on the other side of the intersection, forcing me to stop to avoid going underneath the bus.
- Me and my three-year-old on the bike, heading on Adelaide Rd. towards the city
- car turned right from stoke street onto Adelaide Rd
- another car shot passed (well over 50k) us and turned left towards us when he saw the other car half blocking the road
- missed us by a few centimetres
- caught up afterwards: guy wore a neck collar, couldn't turn his head, had his passenger window completely blocked, three kids in the back seat, used abusive language
Large SUV turning from Mersey St to north bound on to Island Bay parade failed to give way from a stop sign to a cyclist heading straight along Mersey St across Island Bay Parade. Narrow miss. Young child riding on the back on the bike.
Nearly daily occurrence of cars dangerously overtaking bikes in blind turn through road works (posted speed limit 30kph which bikes are doing). Both passing cyclist dangerously and nearly hitting oncoming traffic around curvet432e2te2
cycling on Tory street towards Courtenay Place, traveling at 35km/h, where the speed limit is 30km/h. As I was traveling at or above the speed limit, I was taking the lane to prevent unnecessary and unsafe passing
A driver aggressively overtook me, crossing to the wrong side of the road to do so, into oncoming traffic. I then re-passed them at the next (red) traffic light at the Tory/Courtenay intersection
Turning right into Tasman street from John street, sitting in the right turn lane and someone travelling Eastbound along John (fast) overtook slowing traffic such that they were driving straight at me. This happens often. We complained previously and the council recognised the danger and added a concrete median to stop people doing that. In the recent roadworks they have removed this safety feature.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A uber was at the dairy facing north on Newlands Rd. I was travelling south towards Wakely Rd when the driver U-turned across my path, forcing my to overtake him in the central median. The drivers windows were so darkly tinted that there was no way to make any eye contact, I couldn't even tell if there was anyone in the drivers seat.
I was cycling westward on Woodside Rd when a driver in an SUV heading north on Henley Rd nearly failed to give-way to me as it entered the roundabout. I was able to prevent the driver hitting me by veering to my right and in conjunction with the driver finally seeing me at the last second and bringing their vehicle to an emergency stop. Please note conditions were clear, there is minimal visibility issues on that portion of the roundabout and I had 3x high quality, fully functioning strobe lights running (one on my helmet, one on my handlebars and one on my seat post). The driver appeared to be approaching the roundabout with too much speed and there are zero speed calming measures on the SUV side of the roundabout.
Coming down off the te puke highway and under the roundabout under the toll road. A car coming off the slip road to papamoa did not see me and pulled out in front of me. We both skidded and served to avoid a collision
We were the third car in line waiting at the lights to turn onto the main road. The light turned green, the first two cars entered the intersection and a car came up the main road straight through the intersection without stopping going fast. Still not sure how it missed the car pulling out.
I was travelling in the bus lane, and was close passed by a moped.
They honked at me and yelled that I should bike on the left.
I was claiming the lane due to hazards - parked cars, cars turning out from side road.
Car entered intersection on red light. I was traveling straight through from Grafton bridge on a green, they were coming up the hill & turned left into my path.
They only stopped before hitting me because I yelled at them, so they turned their head & saw me.
Stopped at front of inside traffic lane at Kent Tce/Pirie lights. The car behind me tailed me as soon as the light changed then passed very very close, tooting his horn and yelling abuse as he did so. At the next red light he continued to yell abuse about cyclists not being allowed on the road and spat out his window at me.
Car transporter is blocking lane while unloading cars. The transporter was not parked in available parking spots and was dangerously unloading cars in the rain with no roadcones etc. Traffic had to merge after zebra crossing without warning.
Coming uphill from Eglinton Road, my intention is to turn right into Stafford St. This intersection is on the near crest of a hill and Eglington Road has no road markings along most of its length. For this intersection, single white lines are provided.
Today (and many other mornings, but Mondays appear to be worse): I am indicating right for about 40m before the intersection. Two motorists choose to overtake in the middle of the intersection, across the white lines. This is problematic because they take my right of way in the worst possible way (from behind!), but they also cannot see oncoming traffic very well.
This is a dangerous intersection, for lack of visibility, steep grade of road, high speeds, and cars parked nearby.
Driver on Wellington waterfront shared path going way too fast for a shared space, forced me for pull over and did a very very close pass of me, also forcing an oncoming cyclist to veer out of his way. Continued on at speed to TSB car park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 .
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
There is a right turn bay here with a stop line. It is a sharp bend. I was turning right off Luxford and onto Rintoul St. A car travelling from Rintoul onto Luxford cut the corner, across my path. This is a common occurrence.
Pulled out of Edinburgh terrace and couldn’t see a car coming from the right. The parked cars are too close to the end of the street and there’s no way to see someone coming till you are in the line of traffic
Travelling down Newlands Rd with the traffic (speed was 45km/h) at the speed notification sign about 200m before the incident.
Truck pulled out of Black Rock Rd forcing me to swerve right in to the oncoming right hand turn lane. Thankfully driver coming towards me was aware of the incident and gave me space to avoid the truck.
Was cycling the speed limit (~50km/h) downhill, car crossed center lane to pass me at speed with <30cm space. This put my bike off balance and nearly caused a crash, a crash at this speed on a bike going downhill would have been a serious injury.
Once the car was in front of me we continued at the same speed as each other and arrived at Island Bay shops at exactly the same time. The driver endangered my life and gained absolutely nothing.
Driving down Lachlan Ave approaching Queens Drive intersection a car failed to stop at the stop sign and continued to pull out in front of me. I had to perform a very scary emergency stop. Had less that a car length to spare. I am always mindful of this intersection and had slowed on seeing the car there.
On cycle way between paeroa and te aroha on first major road crossing approx 4km from paeroa cars travelling fast came around almost blind corner, almost hit my 12 year daughter, all the crossings on this trail are on a busy highway and on corners and are recipe for disaster.
On cycle way between paeroa and te aroha on first major road crossing approx 4km from paeroa cars travelling fast came around almost blind corner, almost hit my 12 year daughter, all the crossings on this trail are on a busy highway and on corners and are recipe for disaster.
I was cycling on the left of the road going straight, a large truck with a trailer was on my right. This truck cut in front of me without indicating to park outside 'Mediterranean Food' and the trailer nearly hit me as it moved over. I had to stop and go into the curb to avoid getting hit by the trailer.
A young teenager - looked 13-14? on his manual scooter rode down Wellesley St hill full speed and rode into the oncoming bus lane to do a jump trick onto the crowded footpath. The oncoming bus was lucky to slow down and stop as it had stopped at a bus stop. The teenager's friends then followed on their scooters down the hill on the footpath cheering the teenager on. The bus driver gave a stern look to the teenager but no action was taken on preventing the kid to do it again.
Heading northbound when a grey Holden colorado in the opposite motorway lane hit the median barrier and was scaping along the cable median barrier at high speed with all sorts of debris flying off. A large piece of the colorado or median barrier hit our car denting the side and possibly flew off into cars behind us.
Car tailed cyclist for approximately 200m in the left hand lane (travelling less than a metre behind the cyclist), yelling abuse while driving. The person on the bike was travelling pretty fast and in the safest way possible on a road without cycle lanes, and wasn't really holding up traffic.
Passing through the gap in the fence to leave the cycle path/footpath onto the road. The fence is tight, i was travelling at speed and I turned too sharp, the result was the front wheel washing out and i went over the handlebars onto the road. Bruised and concussed. The main fault was rider error, although a nicer exit onto Patterson Street would prevent the need for tight turns and be safer in terms of looking out for cars.
Cycling along Willis Street with a colleague. Was at the Hunter Street lights on red which then turned green so cycled on, needing to turn right onto Post Office Square. Head checked to see if there was a car, behind me, there was not, so went into the right hand side of the lane, then signalled to turn right. Car overtakes us both on the wrong side of the road, yelling at tooting at us as he goes past. We then turn right after he had past, he then stops on the left hand side of the road to yell at us more.
Dangerous spot for southbound cyclists turning, no way for cyclists to safely change lanes to turn right. Have to either cut through traffic when stopped or try to match speed of traffic to move right.
As U passed through the intersection a driver in a car on my left at a give way pulled into me. Driver braked when he registered me and I almost went over their bonnet - swerved and braked, just missing the car. I was lit with daylights and there was light traffic. No one behind me overtakibg me at the time in my lane. I was in the green painted cycle lane part of the road..
Pedestrian walked down centre of cycleway making no effort to walk to the pedstrian footpath on hutt road, i was heading south as was the pedestrian so had her back to me. I kept left of her but slowed just in case she moved towards the footpath. A cyclist heading north which she saw made her quickly move into my line so I had to take evasive action to move around her right, directly inline with the northbound cyclist. He skidded past and I got very clise to her as anymore to the right we would have collided. Pedestrian blocked the view and took most of the focus from the other cyclists as she was unpredictable in what she would do. Myself and the other cyclist stopped and looked back to make all was ok then carried on.
illegally parked Taxi turned in to the road suddenly (from being parked in illegal loading zone and getting a fine from a parking Marshall) without indicating and hit me off my bike with the nose of his car. He proceeded without stopping - returned after 10 minutes - said he went to look for legal parking. Broken bent bike and front shock and cracked helmet. No assistance from the police - had to carry my bike (could not push it was bent) to the police station (with head injuries and other bumps and bruises) after waiting for the police to arrive for 20 minutes.
Was walking in Johnston hill walking tracks and stopped as myself and an elderly gentlemen thought we heard some tree cutting noises, (there has been illegal tree felling in the area).
I took out my camera as a precaution . All of a sudden a mountain biker came down the track at high speed nearly hitting us. This all caught on camera.
Cars waiting to turn left into Vivian street blocking cycle lane forcing bikes out into traffic lane. Lucky nice bus driver let me in. This happens most times when using Victoria Street Cycle lane just before 5pm
Incident at the lights where a car ran a red arrow and cut me off. Car was travelling North along the one way st of Cumberland St and was turning right into St Andrew St. There are lights at this intersection to stop cars for cyclists but cars more often than not ignore it and cut the cyclists off. A very dangerous intersection. This intersection and the way the cars ignore their red arrow will either kill or seriously injust a cyclist.
I was cycling in the right lane, to prepare to turn right. The traffic light ahead was red. A driver then undertook me on the left, straddling both lanes, before cutting back into my lane requiring me to swerve onto the flush median to avoid him.
Near Miss (NEAR FATALITY!)
Cycling NW Bikeway crossing Lincoln Rd from W to E. Saw Green Cycle and proceeded to cross, not realising that the green was not for the slip road. Car misses my front wheel by a few cm. He was travelling around 80km/hr.
If I had been 1 sec earlier I would have been dead.
Bad intersection design, doesn't comply with road to zero.
Driver in white van passed us (two cyclists) far too closely entering the wide bend, then cut back abruptly in front of us to move back into left lane. The pass could have been completed safely by waiting just 5 - 10 seconds until we had passed around the bend.
Driver turning right from Beatrice Tinsley Cres onto Bush Road accelerates quickly out of the intersection without looking to his right to try and make a (rare) gap in traffic on Bush Road heading towards Albany Highway. I had to swerve out into the middle of the road to avoid him.
Approaching Campbell Rd from Onehunga Mall, moved to the centre of the lane to go straight ahead at the roundabout to Cornwall Park. Car squeezes past me and does a left hook into Campbell Rd. Apparently it was my fault for not indicating and riding in the middle of the road. Apart from the fact that I was legally "taking the lane" and that you are not meant to signal when going straight at a roundabout, only at the exit. I advised her to read the road code.
Car attempted to turn left into Davis Street, which was a closed road. Driver narrowly avoided left hooking the cyclists that were swerving around temporary road signs and cones palced in the cycleway. I had to do an emergency stop when the driver aborted their left turn and attempted to rejoin traffic without checking for cyclists behind them.
At round about, a car turn was in the line heading straight through. I went to take off after no traffic was coming through the right. Car went to make a left turn in lane that is going straight nearly taking me out.