4 SEP 2013 - A national conference boosting the profile of cycling and walking is on its way to Nelson.
The 2014 "2WALKandCYCLE" national conference, organised by the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) and Living Streets Aotearoa, will be held in Nelson from October 29-31 next year.
Nelson Tasman Tourism, the Nelson branch of the 2WALKandCYCLE committee and the Nelson City Council worked together to put a submission to the conference organising committee. Nelson won the hosting rights from Dunedin and Palmerston North.
Transport engineer and conference organising committee member Peter Kortegast said the three-day conference was timed to fall after the 2014 Nelson Arts Festival.
The conference aimed to raise the profile of cycling and walking in New Zealand, he said. "It's a perfect opportunity to get together and share ideas, present papers and get educated," he said.
Link to 2WALKandCYCLE conference website: http://www.2walkandcycle.org.nz/