A reminder that abstracts for the 2WALKandCYCLE 2016 Conference (to be held in Auckland, 6-8 July 2016) are due on Monday 1 February.
This will be the third premier NZ national conference addressing walking and cycling issues. The theme this year is ‘Moving towards healthy communities’: active, human-powered transport to achieve healthier, smarter and more liveable cities, and how 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 keynote speaker is Gil Penalosa, who was instrumental in transforming public space and sustainable mobility in Bogota during the late 1990s. In the past eight years, he has furthered this work in over 180 different cities across six continents.
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