Being Cycle Aware is a half-day facilitated road safety workshop, which aims to give participants an understanding of the issues that people cycling face every day. It also aims to give cyclists an understanding of issues facing bus drivers, Police, truck drivers, couriers, taxis etc.
Being Cycle Aware is effective because it is a two-way conversation, with all participants learning from each other, rather than talking past each other.
It has both classroom and practical aspects. The workshop includes:
An experience of cycling in real road conditions (bicycles supplied where necessary), guided by experienced cyclists
Where appropriate, an opportunity for cyclists to experience driving/vehicle conditions for your <drivers / employees / customers / members>
A facilitated follow-up discussion and feedback to review that experience.
The content of this resource kit has been developed from CAN’s experience in delivering cycling and road safety workshops to Police, council staff and bus drivers.
The purposes of the workshop are:
1. To bring together <the target audience> and cyclists to make <the target audience> more aware of road safety issues when cycling.
2. It also helps cyclists understand road safety from the point of view of <the target audience>.
The resource kit for the workshop includes a number of components that have been designed to make it as simple as possible for a group to arrange and facilitate their own workshop. While the original workshop was intended for police officers, the content has been successfully delivered to other groups such as bus drivers, and can be similarly adapted to other audiences.
Key tips for drivers:
* Look out for cyclists, especially those coming from the left hand side
* Give cyclists plenty of space, allow for 1.5 metres between you and the cyclist where possible
* Get the best mirror system you can, to watch for cyclists on the left-hand side
Key tips for cyclists:
* Never cycle on the left hand side of a truck or bus at an intersection, unless you're in a cycle lane
* Take up a visible position at lights: three metres out in front and not by the left hand kerb or close to the truck or bus
* Wear bright, visible clothing, especially at night or in poor weather
Recent and planned workshops
2013-14: Most of these "Road User Workshops" are now organised as part of the NZTA Safer Cycling Programme contracted to CAN and BikeNZ.
Lower Hutt, Dunedin, Wellington (9 Oct)
Wellington, Lower Hutt, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga tbc
28 July, Wellington, bus drivers workshop at Go Wellington, run by David Laing, set up by Greater Wellington Regional Council
30 May, Waiheke, run by Julian Hulls, CAN
13 May, Lower Hutt, bus drivers workshop at Valley Flyer, run by David Laing, set up by Greater Wellington Regional Council
11 May, Auckland, NZ Bus, run by Julian Hulls, CAN
27 April, New Plymouth, bus driver workshop, run by Patrick Morgan, set up by Nathaniel Benefield NPDC, funded by Roadsafe Taranaki. Evaluation report here.
April, Whangarei, bus drivers workshop, contact Stu Bell, Bike Northland, <Stu.Bell@xtra.co.nz>
Phone: 09 437 963309 437 9633, 021 625 115021 625 115. Self-funded.
February, Whangarei, truck drivers workshop, contact Stu Bell, Bike Northland
26 January, Wellington, bus drivers workshop at Go Wellington, run by David Laing, set up by Greater Wellington Regional Council
21 Oct, Christchurch, run by Glen Koorey. Additional resources are attached on this page.
September, Auckland, Bus 'n' Bike Encounters, NZ Bus and Cycle Action Auckland
Wellington, bus drivers workshop at Go Wellington, run by David Laing,
1 June, Lower Hutt, bus drivers workshop at Valley Flyer, run by David Laing, set up by Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wellington, Police workshops, run by David Laing and Cycle Aware Wellington
Contact Patrick Morgan.
|Workshop Slides - Text.ppt||343.5 KB|
|Workshop Summary.doc||64 KB|
|Workshop instructions.doc||75.5 KB|
|Workshop ride notes example.doc||31.5 KB|
|Workshop evaluation form.doc||67.5 KB|
|Workshop facilitator notes.doc||72 KB|
|Workshop checklist.doc||95 KB|
|Workshop invitation.doc||64.5 KB|
|Workshop Slides - Preferred.ppt||5.5 MB|
|Safety tips for cyclists & truck & bus drivers.pdf||2.45 MB|