28 Feb 2014

Panel to address cycle safety

1:51 pm on 28 February 2014

A panel appointed by the New Zealand Transport Agency is to look into cycle safety, following two coronial reviews into cycling deaths.

Fatalities from car accidents have fallen by 40 percent in a decade, while cycling deaths have risen slightly in the same period.

Panel member Simon Kennett says New Zealand does not have a cycle-friendly driving culture.

He says the group will put together a set of recommendations to make cycling more appealing and safe.

The panel meets for the first time next month and is expected to deliver its findings in September.