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.

Share the Road workshop participant

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. Find out how to ride to be seen and be predictable, control your bike and choose safe routes.

How you learn:

  • Workshop by qualified facilitators (no riding on the road)
  • Demonstration of a heavy vehicle 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

Driver and Manager Workshops

Who for: Professional drivers of trucks and buses, managers

Time involved: 3-4 hours

What it's about: Qualified facilitators take drivers through activities, including on bikes, to understand how bike riders position themselves and what drivers can do.  Free of charge.

How you learn:

  • Discuss past on-road incidents around people on bikes
  • Bike riding activities off and on-road to learn about cyclist positioning and safe passing distances
  • Past incidents discussed again in light of bike riding activities

Sign up to Share the Road workshops

Share the Road is run by the Cycling Action Network (CAN) under contract to the New Zealand Transport Agency. Find out more about course content and see workshop dates:

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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