Making Cycling Viable: The Proceedings of the NZ Cycling Symposium 2000'
Publication Type:Conference Proceedings
Source:Making Cycling Viable, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, Massey University, Plamerston North, p.232p (2000)
Keywords:conference proceedings, cycling, cycling strategies, Planning, policy, symposium
Cycling has long been recognised as beneficial for a whole range of environmental, health, economic and social reasons, but somehow it seems to always be on the decline. What does it take to 'Make Cycling Viable'?
This two-day symposium seeks to answer that question. Are road conditions too dangerous- and if so how should that be tackled? Is cycling really that practical for modern lifestyles? How do cycling groups get organised, projects get going, and what are government and other official agencies doing? What is going on outside New Zealand and what can we learn from it?
Using interactive video technology- itself an underused 'green' energy saver- we will hear two experienced leading thinkers from Britain, and in person the leader of Australia's National Cycling Strategy developmen. New Zealand's own Cycling Strategy Foundation Project will present its draft recommendations. Political and government policy leaders will give main papers and specialist workshops will be held on topics ranging from local policy, engineering, safety and health, advocacy, and even how the weather affects cycling. We'll hear first-hand from thos who attended the world 'VeloMondial' conference in Amsterdam the month before.
This symposium is aimed at engineers, cyclists,
planners, policy makers and anyone intrigued by what it takes to 'Make