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NZ Cycling Conference is a series of cycle planning conferences started in 1997 in Hamilton. The conferences are one of the key ways of exchanging expertise about planning and design for cycling in New Zealand.

Conference Organisation[]

Initially, conference attendees and speakers were mainly cycle advocates, but the conferences have developed a broad appeal across all sectors that are involved in policy, promotion and provision for cyclists.

The conferences are organised by an organising committee made up of representatives of various organisations. In 2009, these are Cycling Advocates' Network, NZ Transport Agency, Ministry of Health and New Plymouth District Council.

Past Conferences[]

Conferences have been held in the following locations:

  • 1997 - Hamilton
  • 2000 - Palmerston North
  • 2001 - Christchurch
  • 2003 - North Shore
  • 2005 - Hutt City
  • 2007 - Napier

1997 Hamilton[]

The conference was held on 15 October. The conference theme was "Planning for and Promoting Cycling in Urban Areas".

2000 Palmerston North[]

The conference was held on 14-15 July. The conference theme was "Making Cycling Viable".

2001 Christchurch[]

The conference was held on 21-22 September[1]. The conference theme was "Transport for Living". The guest speaker was Karel de Roy from the Netherlands.

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Mayor Garry Moore opening the 2001 conference

2003 North Shore[]

The conference was held on 10-11 October[2]. The conference theme was "Cycling Strategies - And How to Implement Them".

2005 Hutt City[]

The conference was held on 14-15 October. The conference theme was "Changing Lanes - Cycling into the Mainstream".

2007 Napier[]

The conference was held on 1-2 November[3]. The conference theme was "Getting There by Bike".

Planned Conference[]

2009 New Plymouth[]

The conference will be on 12-13 November. The conference theme will be "Communities, connections and the economy". The keynote speakers are Phillip Darnton from Cycling England and Assoc. Prof. Chris Rissel from the University of Sydney.

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