CAN Do 2013 Auckland: Inspiring Change

April 13-14, 2013, Auckland.
Are you passionate about more people on bikes, more often? Join us in the heart of Auckland on 13-14 April for CAN's National Cycling Summit.


The weekend included CAN's AGM, workshops, training, rides, plenty of food and drink and a chance to catch up with fellow "CANners" from around New Zealand.

Evaluation report, 2 May 2013

More details about previous CAN Dos

Venue: Pioneer Womens' Hall, Cnr High St and Freyburg Place, Auckland CBD

CAN's Roles and Achievements

UPDATED Programme is attached below.

Keynote Speaker:  Jonathan Daly – GHD Melbourne

"The politics of cooperation in the age of sharing: a new paradigm for bicycle advocacy"

Panel:  Winning hearts and minds

“Collaboration & partnership in action”

Stephen Town, NZTA Regional Manager, Auckland/Northland

“The problem is… The solution is…”

Rod Oram, NZ issues analyst

“How do we get the kiwi cyclists’ voice heard?”

Camden Howitt, Sustainable Coastlines

Dave Insull, 90 Seconds

“New models- new learnings”

Gerry Dance - NZTA Model Communities

“The health factor”

Phil Shoemack, Medical Officer Health - BOP. 

“Going On-line”

Campaigns Online John Mauro - Director of Policy, Cascade Bicycle Club (2011/2012)

Ryan Mearns, Generation Zero
Effective grassroots campaigning for mobilizing action into social change. About Generation Zero, transport campaigning and grassroots organizing.

Major New Zealand cycling initiatives

Auckland’s Good Bunch – Barbara Cuthbert

NZ Cycle Trails Nga Haerenga – Gerry Dance

CAN/BikeNZ Road Safety Trust (RST) projects – Jena Western

Pedal Ready in Wellington – Marilyn Northcotte

Bike On Schools - Richard Hamer

A new Christchurch: open spaces & cycling – Clare Simpson, Don Babe, and David Hawke, Spokes Canterbury

Working together:  solving local issues on a national level

“The ultimate connected cycle route” – Skypath, Bevan Woodward

“Dunedin: protected cycle ways on key arterials”  - Hank Weiss

“Making key rural routes safe” - Bike Taupo

“Wheels in Motion” Contest!

We encourage all local groups to submit a poster display of what is happening in their city for cycling. Please submit boards Friday (or email to make other arrangements).  A prize for the most creative board will be awarded.


Registration cost $100  ($115 after 31 March)

To register download registration form attached below and send it to or CAN Do, PO Box 25-424, Wellington 6041

City Garden Lodge 25 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell, is recommended.

CBD backpackers around Queen Street will be noisier but please see attached programme for a full list of recommendations.

Bike Hire
Julian at Nextbike, tel 09-373-459009-373-4590, or Megan at Cycle Auckland are both great supporters of Cycling in Auckland and part of the CAA committee.

Auckland journey planner, MAXX

Optional post-CAN Do ride:
2 and 3 day options. Map is here. We'll have a support vehicle.

  • Day One 15 April: Auckland train to Takanini Ride to Clevedon (or ferry to Pine Harbour), Kawakawa Bay, then Miranda. Accommodation at Miranda Shorebird Centre.
  • Day Two 16 April: (optional) shuttle to Paeroa then ride the rail trail to Waikino and back to Paeroa, shuttle back to Miranda.
    Or ride to Auckland via Maungatawhiri and Papakura, train to the city.
  • Day Three, ride to Auckland via Maungatawhiri and Papakura, train to the city.

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CAN and Cycle Action Auckland would like to acknowledge the support of the following organizations:

GHD New Zealand

90 Seconds

Auckland Transport


Photo credit: Bruce Jarvis

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