Making Roads Motorcycle Friendly: A New Zealand Perspective

For the period 2009 to 2014, on average, 320 people (drivers and riders) lost their lives on New Zealand roads and more than 13,000 sustained injuries. Of those, motorcyclists comprised 14% of deaths (44) and 9% of injuries (1,200). This paper discusses initiatives in New Zealand to mitigate the risks faced by motorcyclists. These measures include: a guide to provide road authorities, practitioners and policy makers with best practice advice to help identify, target, and address key road safety issues on high-risk motorcycle routes; establishment of a motorcycle safety advisory council; identification of motorcycle black routes; a seminar series; and a road project that installed common and innovative treatments to improve safety on a route where fatal motorcycle crashes have occurred.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 143-148
  • Monograph Title: Roadside Safety Design and Devices: International Workshop, March 26, 2015, Melbourne, Australia
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01676072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2018 3:27PM