NZ Transport Agency Cycle Friendly Awards 2014 and 2WALKand2CYCLE Conference

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.

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1000 passengers thrilled by cycleway-ferry service

Sarah Ulmer was one of the first of 1000 people to test Mapua's new "Flat Bottom Fairy" service yesterday.

The Olympic gold medallist attended the official opening of Tasman's Great Taste Trail cycleway ferry, which took visitors and their bikes across the estuary to test the new 6.8-kilometre trail through Rabbit Island to Mapua.

Ulmer, the national cycle-trail ambassador, said it was a fantastic cycle trail and congratulated everybody who was involved with the project, which was a great way to showcase the region.

Nelson Environment Centre is looking for a General Manager

The Nelson Environment Centre (NEC) has created the role of a full-time General Manager to oversee and align its two entities - the Nelson Recycling Centre in Vivian Place and the team working on raising community awareness on waste education, climate change, renewable energy and other sustainability initiatives at the soon to be completed Sustainability Centre. The NEC receives funding to fulfill a range of contracts. These contracts require regular negotiation, management and review.

Reporting to the Governance Committee, you will:

“Bobbies on Bikes” a winner for Nelson

A joint pilot project between Nelson City Council and Police, Bobbies on Bikes won the Commitment by a Public Organisation Award. Marg Parfitt, Nelson’s Road Safety Coordinator, accepted the award and also acknowledged the original seed of the concept coming from local cycle advocacy group, Bicycle Nelson Bays.