We invite you to attend the premier national conference addressing walking and cycling issues. Auckland will host the third 2WALKandCYCLE conference, combining the two, traditionally separate interest groups.
In recent years, New Zealand has seen a resurgence in walking and cycling and associated infrastructure and investment. This provides significant opportunities for the growing active transport industry. As well as the activity in the model communities we see shared spaces in the CBD's, waterfront promenades and better public spaces.
Let's talk about how we can use this infrastructure smarter and look at the local examples. These have been delivered by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport in the Westhaven area, while preserving industries intrinsic to Auckland's character such as the fishing and boat-building industries.
In parallel, Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency have invested in new on-road and off-road cycling infrastructure and have repurposed an old motorway off-ramp for the Nelson Street pathway. These innovations are significantly improving the connectivity of active transport in Auckland, accompanied by planned links to the north via the Harbour Bridge SkyPath and to the east along the rail network.
The theme of the conference is "moving towards healthy communities".
The conference’s focus is on active, human-powered transport to achieve healthier, smarter and more liveable cities. This can be achieved through balancing our extensive car travel network with better provision for walking and cycling.
The 2WALKandCYCLE Conference will showcase strategies to enable us to achieve these goals. International and national researchers, practitioners, and health professionals will speak about the methods, policies and programmes that have been used to promote walking and cycling, and that can inform our journey towards better transport systems in the future.
The conference will be attended by engineers, town planners, architects, academics, politicians, advocates and others from a broad range of organisations such as local and central government, consultancies, health boards, universities, and advocacy groups.
The conference committee appreciates the significant support given by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport.
With thanks to our Platinum Sponsor: