20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
09 355 3553 Website
4 April 2019
Mr Hugh Davenport
[FYI request #9616 email]
Dear Mr Davenport
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Thank you for your email dated 18 February 2019, requesting correspondence regarding a near miss
incident on 14 February 2019 involving a cyclist on the Grafton Bridge.
Please find attached two documents containing internal correspondence relating to this incident
including correspondence with the operator of the service. Please note some redactions have been
made to names and phone numbers under section 7 (2)(a) in order to protect the privacy of natural
The answers to your specific questions are below:
How many reports about dangerous driving have involved the particular driver on
The driver in question had no driving performance incidents prior to this one, and his training
was through NZQA unit standards. (Please refer to page 3 of the document for further
What the outcome for the driver was in this particular instance?
The driver received disciplinary action and has been booked in for additional training following
this incident. (Please see page 3.) The specifics of this discipline are protected under the
Privacy Act. (Please see page 1.)
What is AT doing to improve road safety for all road users?
Bus companies, in collaboration with Auckland Transport (AT) and Bike Auckland, run
workshops for bus drivers that include drivers riding bikes in a bid to increase their empathy
for cyclists on the roads. Bike Auckland and AT work together to arrange more of these
workshops and include it in new bus driver training. As outlined in page 9 of the attached
document, the Cycle Action Network conducted cycle awareness training with Howick and
Eastern’s driver trainers last year.
Were the Police notified of the event?
Howick and Eastern did not make a report to NZ Police in relation to this incident.
We trust this has addressed your request, however, should you believe that we have not dealt with
your request appropriately, you have the right in accordance with section 27(3) of the LGOIMA to
make a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman and seek an investigation and review with regards
to this mat er.
If you have any further queries, please contact Auckland Transport on 09 355 3553 quoting Of icial
Information request number CAS-987976-V7P9T5.
Stacey van der Putten
Group Manager Metro Services
Correspondence in relation to this incident.