"Totally inspiring and rejuvenating and a great opportunity to network with people from across sectors and country"

Thanks to all those that attended 2WALKandCYCLE 2018, the 4th biennial conference, held at the Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre, 30 July - 1 August 2018.

Like many other regional cities in New Zealand, Palmerston North has been working to make better use of their roading network, in a way that balances the needs of all users. Under the umbrella of a Sustainable City Strategy, it has been working to increase public transport use, encourage more walking and cycling for commuting and school trips, and shift to a more environmentally sustainable transport system that caters for the needs of an ageing population. Alongside investment in city centre infrastructure, Palmerston North has important connections with the surrounding region. A new active transport bridge over the Manawatu river will be constructed during 2018, linking the city with Massey University. The Manawatu Riverside Walkway has captured the imagination of locals and is also part of Te Araroa, the long-distance walking trail.

The theme for 2WALKandCYCLE 2018 was 'Moving Towards Healthy Communities'. International and national researchers and practitioners spoke about the methods, policies and programmes they have used to promote walking and cycling, with a focus on ways that active, human-powered transport can help achieve the goal of healthier, smarter and more liveable cities.

2WALKandCYCLE 2018 showcased ways to enable us to achieve this goal, and informed our journey towards transport systems for the future. It re-examined the balance between competing demands for space and resources, and how to rebalance our transport system to better provide for walking, cycling and public transport. 


PDF versions of presentations that we have been provided with, have been loaded. Visit the programme page, under the relevant session to view the presentations.


We would love to hear your feedback. Visit the conference survey and give your opinion. Be in to win a $100 prezzy card for participating. Be sure to use the email address and password you used to sign in to register with and/or use the attendee app. Any queries about this, contact rachel@hardingconsultants.co.nz or phone 03 352 5598.


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Monday morning plenary

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 Welcome function

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Awards dinner

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Photo booth

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2018 Bike to the Future Awards

The 2018 Bike to the Future Awards acknowledged the dedication of all the cyclists, people and organisations pushing to make cycling a more attractive transport choice. To view the winner and finalist award submissions click on the below button.

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 To view the awards booklet: 

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Supreme award

Uni-Cycle Major Cycle Route

Christchurch City Council, Aurecon, Isaacs Limited, JFC City Care Joint Venture, and WSP Opus

supreme award winner