NZ Cycling Conference 2001: Transport for Living
This year, the third New Zealand cycling conference was held in Christchurch over 2 days - 21/22 September 2001, at the Chateau on the Park - a unique hotel positioned immediately adjacent to Hagley Park - the central hub of the city's cycle network. The conference intended to build on the successes of the last conference in Palmerston North in July last year.
In particular this conference aimed to provide everybody involved in the cycling world - politicians, engineers, advocates, retailers, tour operators, funders and everyday cyclists - with practical examples and information about how to improve and benefit from cycling in New Zealand. There was a particular emphasis on involving government departments that impact on cycling.
The keynote speaker was Karel de Roy - a transport and urban planner from Utrecht, Netherlands. The conference was also addressed by Hon. Judith Tizard - Associate Minister of Transport, and Colin Graham, cycle planner and advocate from Perth, Australia.
The conference was considered a great success by practically everyone who attended - approximately 200 people. Many took advantage of the fine weather on the following day to cycle around Christchurch, or participate in the Tunnel Ride - a once a year event allowing cyclists through the Lyttelton Road tunnel.
The following links will give access to the conference proceedings and presentations, and allow connection to the proceedings of the 2000 conference in Palmerston North.
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