NZ doesn’t feel safe

Just had an interesting conversation with friends here about riding a bike in NZ.

One German girl commented that she has ridden a bicycle back home for decades, since she was 7, only taking the car on extremely rainy days and twice in her life walking when it was too icy to ride. Then she came to NZ, where she hasn’t been on a bike at all because it’s “far too dangerous.”

More effort into safer streets please New Zealand. Thank you.

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One thought on “NZ doesn’t feel safe

  1. New Zealand’s drivers are up there with America and UK in their utter disregard for the third-class road users they perceive cyclists to be. I grew up there, cycled the length of it, and have nothing but derision for the current situation.

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