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Whether we are biking, walking, skating, or using some form of low-powered vehicle, we all need to be travel smart. Traveling safely means knowing how to use our roads and shared paths and what the dangers are.
Easy, cheap, and fun - walking is a great way to get around! When walking alone or with others you need to know how to cross roads safely and keep clear of cars leaving or entering driveways.
On rural roads:
Image: Auckland Transport
More people are cycling than ever in New Zealand. It is great fun and an excellent way to get around. Here are a few simple tips to stay safe when cycling:
Image: Public Domain.
There is an increasing range of low-powered vehicles being used in New Zealand for travel or recreation, such as e-scooters and e-bikes. There are also unpowered devices such as skateboards, scooters, and skates.
While these vehicles and devices provide other fun ways of getting around, there can also be an increased safety risk on and around the road or shared path if they are not used in a safe and considerate manner.
If you use scooters, skateboards or skates on the footpath or shared path, you still need to follow the safety tips for walkers and cyclists. Be courteous whenever you’re travelling faster than those around you. When passing others on a shared path, leave enough room so you don’t scare them or put them in danger.
Ready for a Quiz? Try the Being Travel Smart interactive activity.
Click on the following links for more safety information about these other ways of getting around: