National Traffic & Transport Conference Abstracts 2021
Cycling and Walking Australia and New Zealand (CWANZ), the information resource you've never heard of
Cycling & Walking Australia and New Zealand (CWANZ), Western Australia
This presentation was delivered at the 2021 Online Conference Series and until October 2022 is only available to registered delegates and Content Access Pass holders via Interchange. For information on accessing this and other presentations please review the Content Access Pass options.
Cycling and Walking Australia and New Zealand (CWANZ) brings together experts in active transport across Australia and New Zealand. One of our objectives is to:
Share and build knowledge about active transport across Australia and New Zealand.
To achieve this, in 2021 our focus is to use multiple means to share with government and non-government people working in transport planning, design and implementation, ways to create safe and connected walking and cycling networks and neighbourhoods for all. These include fact sheets, social media (LinkedIn), webinars, and a newly created resources section on our website (www.cwanz.com.au).
The benefits of physical activity for health, including mental health, are well documented. Walking and cycling for transport are easy, pleasant ways for people to get their recommended daily exercise. Improving facilities for walking and cycling has other benefits as well: creating more liveable places, providing economic benefits for the community and local business, and reducing carbon emissions through decreased vehicle use.
As governments across Australia and New Zealand incorporate the Movement and Place framework into their planning and development polices, CWANZ can help transport planners and other professionals by providing information and access to resources that will inform and guide their work.
We will outline the types of information that we provide and the ways to access it, to help share the message of how we can all work together to build liveable cities and create opportunities for people to walk and cycle more.
Sam Bolton | CWANZ
Sam is the Executive Officer of Cycling and Walking Australia and New Zealand (CWANZ). She has over 25 years’ experience working in small business, consulting, stakeholder engagement, project management, research, government and business management. She brings skills in strategic planning, research, stakeholder engagement, and financial management, and an endless ability to talk about cycling. Her passion and enthusiasm for getting more people walking and riding is what gets her up in the morning. That and the thought that it’s still not too late to become a professional cyclist. When she is not encouraging others to walk or ride, Sam can be found either volunteering or racing at local races, as a Commissaire, team manager, club committee member and social media manager, or developing initiatives to encourage more women to take up cycling. Sam holds a Master of Business Administration and a PhD from the University of Western Australia.
Online Conference Series 2021 proudly supported by: