Programme for CAN-Do 2015


Dates: 28-29 March, 2015

Venue: CPIT Whareora building, Barbadoes Street, central Christchurch (entry opposite the Basilica)


Friday 27/3 informal pre-event socialising
Saturday 28/3 
Time Programme item
8.15am Registration desk opens
9.10am CPIT representative welcomes delegates; arrangements for the weekend; housekeeping
9.20am Conference opening: Christchurch City Environment Committee Chair, Councillor Phil Clearwater standing in for Mayor Lianne Dalziel 

Keynote speaker: Professor Simon Kingham (University of Canterbury)

10.30am Morning tea break
11.00amResponse to keynote speaker  (Christchurch City Councillor Phil Clearwater; CAN Project Officer Patrick Morgan)



Panel discussion: Implementing the transition to the modern city in New Zealand (confirmed participants Simon Kingham, Dr Glen Koorey, Patrick Morgan), inlcuding - what a modern city will (or should) look like, and how CAN works at a national level on implementation


Bike ride to picnic lunch, incorporating a look at the first of the new Christchurch separated cycleway network 






Public event, including:

  • Putting your bike on the bus (courtesy of Environment Canterbury & Red Bus)
  • Fitness assessment including body composition (discounted price) and VO2 max demonstration (provided by CPIT's The Zone clinic) 
  • Talk to the RAD Bike folk about their "recycle a dunger" programme
  • "Join CAN" desk
4.00pm Forum: On-street car parks and implementation of cycleways (participants Dr Glen Koorey, traffic engineering consultant Axel Wilke, Patrick Morgan ,Waitemata (Auckland) Local Board Deputy Chair Pippa Coom
5.00pmLocal group reports
5.30pm Wrap-up for the day 
6.30pm Dinner at Winnibagoes City restaurant, adjacent CAN-Do venue (TBC; after-dinner speaker TBC)
Sunday 29/3   


Urban Cycleway Fund - how advocates can engage with their local council to get a share for projects in their area (Participants Dougal List, NZTA National Cycling Manager; Dr Glen Koorey, advisory panel member)

10.00amReport on 18 February meeting with Minister of Transport Simon Bridges and 19 March meeting with Associate Minister Craig Foss (Patrick Morgan)
10.15amHow the NZ Cycle Trails and the urban cycleway network might join up - a political viewpoint (Kevin Hague MP)
10.45am Morning tea
11.15am Report on CAN/BikeNZ Project "Making the Journey Safer for those who Cycle"  (Richard Barter; CAN Project Manager for Project)
11.45am Annual General Meeting
12.30pm Picnic lunch, Washington Way skate park
1.45pm Using social media to best advantage (participants GenZero, Kevin Hague)
2.15pmCAN communications strategy - report back from Upshift project, followed by discussion
2.30pm Get-together of new Committee
3.00pm Venue clean-up


Post-conference wind-down ride.

Other: Places have been reserved on the 29 March Lazy Sunday ride for those interested. It starts at 1.30pm, and you have to register first 
Pre-event tour Nothing formally arranged. For those interested, we suggest the Little River Rail Trail. This offers lots of possibilities for both one-day and overnight trips

Post-event tour









Kumara-Hokitika leg of the West Coast Wilderness Trail.  

Provisional schedule:

Monday 30 March: Leave Christchurch 0900 by van, and drive to Kumara (approx 3 hrs). Bike Kumara-Cowboy Paradise (37 km)

Tuesday: Bike Cowboy Paradise-Hokitika (36 km); option of day trip to Lake Mahinapoua for those interested

Wednesday: Bike Hokitika-Kumara along SH6 (28 km); drive Kumara-Christchurch to arrive in Christchurch by 3.30pm

Approximate costs:

Accommodation at Cowboy Paradise: $65 per night per person (assume twin share)

Accommodation in Hokitika: $30-$60 per night per person (assume twin share)

Your share of bike trailer hire: this depends on how many are coming. We have no-charge access to a normal 6x4 trailer, but if this is insufficient, we will need to hire another. A made-for-bikes trailer costs $165 for up to 12 bikes

Contribution to car pooling costs (maybe $20-$30??)

Groups audience: 
- Private group -