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Preparing New Zealanders for transport cycling: a competency model

Hawley, G, Mackie, H, Claridge, E, Woodward, A

Cycling

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: For many New Zealanders, learning to ride a bike is a life milestone; however, having the skills and desire to cycle for transport is limited to a small percentage of Kiwis. As part of a wider programme to make cycling a safer and more attractive transport mode, this research project re-examined the goals and effectiveness of cycle skills training. Through a literature review and qualitative methods a ‘cycling competency model’ was developed . This model and accompanying recommendations provide a systematic way to prepare New Zealanders to ride on the network, while maximising the impact on safety and cycling participation.