The bike train: an effort to educate drivers around school cyclist safety

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 22 August 2023

A big part of building kids independence is helping them travel to school on their own.

Waka Kotahi say that fifty five percent of trips to school are made in cars and in a recent global study, New Zealand scored a 'D' for active travel to school, with safety being the biggest barrier.

We speak to a parent who started a school bike train in his local Pt Chev community, and became so invested, he's now a project lead for an advocacy group for kids cycling safety.

Matt Fordham from Crank talks to Jesse about his 'bike train' and how he's educated drivers about youngsters on bikes.

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Photo: RNZ