CAN's Roles and Achievements
NZ Transport Agency dedicated Walking & Cycling Fund.
Getting There, NZ's first Walking & Cycling Strategy
Getting There National Advisory and Working Groups NZ Supplement to Austroads 14 - design guide for NZ cycle facilities.
Bike Wise - helped secure the future and increased funding.
NZ Road Code - Awareness of cycling included.
Consideration of health benefits in the funding of cycling projects.
Legislation, strategies and policies changed to benefit cyclists.
Parliamentary level - select committee hearings,
meetings with key Government Ministers & MPs.
National agencies -
Ministry of Transport, NZ Transport Agency,
NZTA Research, NZ Police,
Ministry for the Environment, Ministry of Health
Bike Wise Advisory Group.
Coroner inquests into cycling deaths
ChainLinks magazine, estab.1997,
Regular comment on request to national media (print, TV, radio)
Releases on significant national cycling issues
Support and guidance for local groups
Conferences - national & international papers and presentations
Website can.org.nz - public and local group resource.
National and local elections
Stop At Red - to reduce crashes & improve image of cyclists
'Make Cycling Count' census campaign
Who is the Friendly Cyclist?
Cruise the Waterfront- don't woosh pedestrians
Training development & delivery
The "Fundamentals" course. In-service training on cycling infrastructure and issues for transport professionals.
"Cycle Aware" workshops - mutual understanding- cyclists and other road user groups (Police, bus-drivers, etc)
Safer Cycling Programme - cycle instructor training, road user workshops & Share The Road campaigns. Partner BikeNZ for NZTA.
Cycling Suits, a cycling programme for workplaces.
Bikeability programme teaching cycle skills at all levels.
Cyclist and instructor training
Upskilling - technical, media, networking and presentation.
BikeNZ partner in NZTA & RST funded projects. 2010-2016.
Relationships with other sector groups e.g. Automobile Association
CAN national office- centre for communications, resourcing CAN & Local Groups with 2 part time staff.
Events & Promotions
NZ Cycling Conference series - major role in establishment and ongoing success.
Annual CAN Cycle-Friendly Awards - recognises business, NGO and government agency support for cycling.
CAN Do, the annual national summit for cycling advocates
Resources & Education
A wide range of resources developed for use at the local level.
Cycle Friendly Employer Guide developed for SPARC to distribute.
CAN library -popular with members, students and transport professionals.
cycling merchandise developed, & sold online.