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NZ Transport Agency 2014 Cycle Friendly Awards

** 2014 Finalists now announced! **

** 2014 Winners now announced! **


NZ Transport Agency has joined with CAN to support cycling in NZ

 2WALKandCYCLE Conference

Nelson is host to the 2 WalkandCycle Conference of which the  Cycle Friendly Awards ceremony is a highlight. This year's bumper crop of nominations features the best efforts of government, business, local groups, and individuals to make cycling an attractive option.

This year's awards are held in conjunction with Living Streets Aotearoa's famed Golden Foot Awards. Celebrating walking as the activity each of us does daily the awards recognize best efforts nationwide.

2WALKandCYCLE Conference - Communities on the Move

Supporting the Conference theme of "Communities on the move" the thirty awards finalists show case real world examples of how cycling contributes to creating communities where people walk and cycle. Nelson with its 10% walking and 9% cycling modal share is a leading city in making cycling and walking friendly communities. Nelson shows what is possible. Like our finalists learn how to help your local authority to understand that walking and cycling:

  • improve economic development, public health, and the environment
  • promote community well-being
  • enhance quality of life at the personal level

The award categories offer real world examples of what is being done in New Zealand to let people make the travel mode choices that suit their needs. Whatever your role or interest in furthering active transport you will find opportunities to learn and share from the diversity of people and initiatives represented. 

Award categories:

 1 ViaStrada Cycle Friendly Commitment by a Public Organisation

2 CAN Best Cycle Facility Project

3 CAN Best Cycling Promotion

 4 CAN Cycle Friendly Commitment by a Business

 5 CAN Cycle Champion

 6 And the Special Auckland Transport Best Walking and Cycling Project Award

The Cycle Friendly Awards devised by the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) in 2003 acknowledge and celebrate notable achievements promoting cycling and cycle-friendly communities.

Join with transport decision makers, advocates and other professionals at the 2WalkandCycle Conference 29-31 October.

Learn more and register at


Thanks for signing our e-petition: Triple the NZ cycling budget

Thanks to the 3500 people who signed: "I would like to see the walking and cycling budget in the 2015 Government Policy Statement on land transport increased from $15-30 million per year to $45-90 million per year for the next 3 years."

Welcome aboard CAN: more people on bikes, more often.

What do we want?
1. Connected cycleways in cities, and shoulders on key rural roads.
2. On-road cycle training in schools and for adults who want to cycle for transport.
3. A new, fresh public education programme for safe road use.


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