CFASmileyCycleSignWinners for the CAN Cycle-Friendly Awards 2009 have been announced.

Winners for the CAN Cycle-Friendly Awards 2009 have been announced. Out of thirty-three nominations the winners are as follows:

Avanti Award for Best Cycle Facility Project:

  • Waitakere City Council for Twin Streams Walking & Cycleway 

NZ Transport  Agency Award for Best Cycling Promotion:

  • Frocks On Bikes, Wellington for Frocks On Bikes

NZ Transport  Agency Award for Cycle-Friendly Commitment by Business:

  • Fullers Ferries for Fullers’ Integrated Ferry and Bus Service

ViaStrada Award for Cycle-Friendly Commitment by a Public Organisation:

  • Police Nelson & Nelson City Council for Bobbies on Bikes

Taranaki Regional Council Award for Cycling Champion of the Year

  • Bevan Woodward – Auckland Harbour Bridge 50th Anniversary Event

The prizewinners in each category were announced at a ceremony in New Plymouth on Thursday 12th November. The Member of Parliament for New Plymouth, the Hon Jonathan Young (on behalf of the Minister, Steven Joyce),  presented the awards to the finalists and winners. The winners received a uniquely designed “bicycle-bell” trophy and certificate.

The Prime Minister, Hon John Key, said “I am delighted to have been selected as a finalist for this event and send my very best wishes and thanks, to CAN and all involved.”  Due to the fact that he is overseas at the time of the Award ceremony, the Prime Minister was unable to join us on this occasion. 

Now in their seventh year, the Cycle-Friendly Awards are designed to acknowledge and celebrate some of the most notable achievements in the country that are helping to promote cycling and to create a cycle-friendly environment. The Awards are devised by the Cycling Advocates’ Network (CAN), the national organisation promoting everyday cycling. 

The lead sponsor is CAN and other sponsors are Avanti, NZ Transport Agency, ViaStrada, Taranaki Regional Council and Ground Effect..

For more information, contact Awards Co-ordinator Gaz Sanvicens, 021 0231 5758,

For more information about the NZ Cycling Conference, see: 

Release Date: 
Saturday, 14 November, 2009