Cycling advocates are applauding new Government strategy which sets a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries.

Patrick Morgan from Cycling Action Network says it's time New Zealand caught up with world-best practice on road safety.

"Cyclists welcome this audacious approach to protecting lives. For too long our Government has stood by while road deaths have increased."

"There are proven actions which will reduce risk. These include safer speeds, investment in protected bike lanes and public transport, and better education for drivers and people on bikes."

He says there is plenty of public support for safer streets. "More than 11,500 people signed our road safety petition in just a few weeks."

On Wednesday please join us at Parliament.

What: Cycling Action Network presents an 11,500 signature road safety petition to Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter
When: 11:30am Wednesday 11 April
Where: Parliament steps, Wellington