Cycling in Hamilton
Cycle route network
Hamilton has an extensive on-road and off-road cycle lane network (PDF, 3.73MB).
On-road bicycle facilities generally take the form of:
There are hundreds of bike parking spaces across Hamilton. These cycle parks take various forms and sizes.
To support our city's growing movement towards encouraging different types of transport (multi-modal) and making Hamilton a bike-friendly city, we are trialling bike parking at new locations around the city.
Called a bike parklet – essentially a bike rack for you to park your bike in – but with a new design and mounted on a relocatable platform, each parklet can hold up to eight bikes and can fill a space equivalent to a standard on-street car park.
Modular in design, the parklets can be easily shifted to enable demand from users and impact on the space in which they are located to be measured before permanent structures are put in place.
Two bike parklets are being trialled in Garden Place from May 2020. The trial is being monitored and reviewed every few months. To find out more, contact Sean.Christian@hcc.govt.nz.
Advanced stop boxes
Advanced stop boxes have been introduced to some Hamilton intersections with traffic lights to make roads safer for cyclists. These allow cyclists to stop ahead of other traffic and be more visible to motorists.
Turning right at intersections can be tricky for cyclists. Hook turns are the safest way for cyclists to turn right at intersections. Check out the NZTA's Code for Cyclists information on cycling through intersections to see what a hook turn looks like and how to perform one.
Local cycle clubs and groups