The Golden Bay Cycle and Walkways Society has started an initiative to record incidents affecting cyclists. This is a community service to report safety incidents involving cyclists and vehicles, or cyclists and static road hazards. Reports can be made by cyclists or drivers.
By reporting an incident you are helping to improve cycling safety. We will use the information to support our requests for funding for cycle paths and other cycling improvements in Golden Bay.
To report an incident--or to see what have been reported--please visit:
Frequently Asked Questions
How will my incident report help?
One of the criteria WK/NZTA and TDC use when allocating funding is road safety. Building a picture over time of cycling incidents will provide data to help us prove how unsafe some of Golden Bay’s roads are for cycling. The map will show the hazardous sections of roads which is helpful for prioritisation.
What is a cycling incident?
- Collisions where the cyclist has collided with a vehicle or an object. These may or may not have been reported to the police;
- Near Misses where there was no collision, but their could have been;
- Hazards which are situations where cyclists are put at risk, for example potholes, sewer grates, or poorly designed infrastructure; and,
- Bike Thefts
Do you record cycling incidents on mountain bike trails such as the Rameka Track or Motupipi Hill?
No. We can only record incidents that are on the road.
Where is my information stored? How do I know if it is secure?
We are using a system called www.bikemaps.org. This was developed by the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Colombia in Canada in 2014. It is used all over the world to record cycling incidents. The system is managed and maintained by the University of Victoria.
Will other people be able to see my information?
If you click on a marker on the map you can see a summary of an incident. This is anonymous so other people would only know that an incident was yours if you showed it to them on the map.
What happens if I make a mistake when filling out the form?
Complete the form and then tell us what the error is. Email us at
- The incident number
- What needs to be corrected
- Your phone number in case we need to clarify anything with you.
We will email the University of Victoria, give them the incident number and the incorrect and correct information. They will then change it in the database.
What happens if people enter fictitious incidents?
We are relying on your honesty and community spirit to help Golden Bay cyclists.
How long will you be collecting information?
We will run this service indefinitely. The more incidents we collect over time the more likely we are to get funding for future cycle paths.