Cycling Advocates' Network
|Cycling Advocates' Network|
Logo of the organisation
NZ is CAN's area of influence
|Motto||More people cycling more often|
|Formation||November 1, 1996|
|Legal status||Incorporated Society|
|Location||8a Horner St, Newtown, Wellington|
|Region served||New Zealand|
|Membership||Private Persons & Organisations|
Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) is a national cycling advocacy group founded in November 1996 in Wellington, New Zealand. It aims to achieve a better cycling environment for cycling as transport and tourism. Major initiatives are the annual Cycle Friendly Awards and support for a biennial Cycling Conference.
Aims and activities
CAN's aim is:
- Promoting the benefits of cycling
- Improving safety for cyclists
- Encouraging the creation of a good cycling environment
- Promoting cycle tourism
- Advocating for integrated cycle planning
- Increasing the number of cyclists on our roads
NZ Cycling Conference
CAN has made a major contribution to the establishment and ongoing success of the NZ Cycling Conference series (15 October 1997, Hamilton; 14–15 July 2000, Palmerston North; 21–22 September 2001, Christchurch; 10–11 October 2003, North Shore; 14–15 October 2005 Hutt City; 1–2 November 2007, Napier; 12–13 November 2009, New Plymouth); February 2012 Hastings.
Cycle Friendly Awards
Since 2003, CAN has been organising the annual Cycle Friendly Awards, celebrating initiatives to promote cycling and create a cycle-friendly environment at both a national and local level in New Zealand. The event has since received public recognition, with government representatives attending the award ceremonies.
2008 Election Campaign
Ahead of the 2008 New Zealand elections, CAN polled MP candidates on their stance towards cycling, and published the results as a guide for voters that are concerned about cycling issues. Based on the poll, the 49th New Zealand Parliament contains about one-third (34%) of MPS who support cycling.
Association with other groups
CAN works closely with Living Streets Aotearoa, the national walking advocacy group.
See also↑Jump back a section
- ChainLinks magazine Issue 6-2006 refer page 4
- Cycling Advocates' Network CAN website
- http://cyclingconf.org.nz/ NZ Cycling Conference
- http://can.org.nz/nz-cycling-conference-series Conference series on CAN website; accessed 5 January 2010
- http://cyclingconf.org.nz/ Cycling Conference official website, accessed 5 January 2010
- CAN Awards CAN Awards web page
- Cycling Advocates Network Cycle-Friendly Awards (speech by Lianne Dalziel, 7 October, 2008) (from the New Zealand Government website, accessed 14 December 2008)
- Pro-cycling MPs face up to hard decisions (press release) - Scoop, Tuesday, 2 December 2008
- ChainLinks magazine Issue 4-2007 page 16