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Motorists urged to take extra care around cyclists on SH2 on Monday

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists to take extra care around cyclists travelling north on State Highway 2 from Wellington to the Hutt Valley on Monday 17 February between 5.15pm and 6.30pm.

It is expected that over 200 cyclists will be participating in a memorial ride for Brent Norriss, a cyclist who was killed on the road earlier this month.

“The Transport Agency is deeply saddened by the fatal crash on State Highway 2 on Monday February 3 and our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr Norriss,” Regional Transport Systems Manager Mark Owen says.

“We will work with Police to monitor the situation on Monday evening, and we urge motorists to be mindful that the number of cyclists on the road will be higher than usual and to take extra care.

“Motorists should expect delays and may wish to plan an alternative route or travel earlier or later.

“We would also like to remind cyclists participating in the memorial ride to follow the road rules and keep left.”

The ride, which has been organised by cycling advocates, will begin from Parliament at 5.15pm and head towards the BP station on State Highway 2 at Horokiwi via Hutt Road. Cyclists will hold a moment of silence before continuing north on State Highway 2 and exiting at Petone.

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