Share the Road workshops enable drivers of trucks and buses and people on bikes to better understand each other. Dates and locations available around New Zealand.

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Share the Road Blindzone Workshops for Cyclists

Who for: Commuters, recreational riders and sport cyclists

Time involved: 40 minutes

What it's about: Bike riders learn where drivers of heavy vehicles can and can't see you as you get close.

How you learn:

  • Workshop by experienced facilitators (no riding on the road).
  • Demonstration of a heavy vehicle’s features.
  • Sit in the driver's seat and try to find vehicles and bikes in the blind zones.
  • Learn how the rear wheels of truck and trailer units cut in when turning corners.

"All went away with a better understanding of each other's problems, and therefore able to appreciate the need for sharing the road in a considerate way. There should be more of these."
Cliff Kingston, Bay of Plenty


The big ideas

For cyclists

  • Keep control of your bike and the situation.
  • Ride to be seen and to be predictable.
  • Choose safe routes.

For drivers

  • Driving behind a cyclist? Leave plenty of space.
  • Cyclists ride further out from the kerb and parked cars because it's safer.
  • When you pass a person on a bike, leave a buffer of space between you.