There is a long way to go before the Tauranga is anywhere near cycle-friendly, a cycling advocacy group which works with transport authorities on key projects says.

And most respondents to a Tauranga City Council survey appear to agree.

Feedback to this year's council's Cycle Plan project showed 80 per cent of adults thought Tauranga was unsafe and inconvenient for young people to ride bikes, 90 per cent of people wanted more priority for cyclists, 91 per cent wanted cycle paths physically separated from traffic, and 64 per cent of cyclists would ride more if the right improvements were made.