Transport

Getacross Campaign Shifts Gear

GetAcross is a campaign that has been lobbying and advocating for cyclists and walkers to get across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. LSA have been involved in supporting Getacross since its beginning.  Its is a great project and will transform the way people use the bridge and connect our communities.  Most importantly it will give a transport choice in these uncertain times.

Workshop: Co-benefits of Walking and Cycling

This workshop is designed to bring together key local and international researchers, with policy analysts in local and central government, NGOs and members of the public, to consider the evidence for co-benefits of active journeys -- particularly benefits for population health, climate change, and quality of life -- and how this evidence can be strengthened and acted upon effectively.

 

Walking and cycling provide significant health benefits by increasing levels of physical activity. These active modes of transport are associated with substantial relative risk reductions (10-55%) across cardio-vascular disease, cancer, and other diseases. Compared to travel by car, active journeys also reduce air pollution and the carbon emissions that are accelerating climate change. In New Zealand there has been a decline in these active modes and research indicates that mode shift from passive to active travel is difficult to achieve. This is a critical challenge in the face of growing evidence that we need to reduce carbon emissions by around 90% by 2050.

Town/City: 
Wellington
Venue: 
Otago University, 23a Mein Street
Contact person: 
Kerry Hurley
Contact details: 
Kerry.Hurley[at]otago.ac.nz
Region (NZ): 
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Rugby World Cup - Transport Logistics

Speaker Profile

Nigel Cass has worked in sports management in both New Zealand and the UK since 1990.

Nigel joined the New Zealand Rugby Union in 2001 as Provincial Union Relationship Manager.  He was also Chair of the Board of the IRB Wellington International Sevens and in 2004 he took on the role of Project Manager for the DHL NZ Lions Series and also led the bid process for Rugby World Cup 2011.

Nigel is currently General Manager, Tournament Services for Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd. 

Document Type: 
Free tags: 
Presenter: 
Nigel Cass
Session or Keynote: 
Keynote
Profile: 
Organisation or Business: 
RNZ 2011
Session slot: 
Mon a.m. early

Model Communities and Integrated Planinng Toolkit

Abstract Remit

The NZ Transport Agency recently announced that New Plymouth and Hastings will collectively receive funding of $7.28m to become New Zealand's first walking and cycling model communities.

The purpose of this investment is to help create an environment that will make walking and cycling easy transport choices for people in New Plymouth and Hastings. Through this funding we’re also encouraging councils to integrate walking and cycling into their transport planning and other initiatives.

Document Type: 
Free tags: 
Presenter: 
Gerry Dance & Quintin Howard
Session or Keynote: 
Plenary
Organisation or Business: 
NZ Transport Agency
Session slot: 
Mon a.m. late