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Cycle-Friendly Awards To Be Presented At Parl

Cycle-Friendly Awards To Be Presented At Parliament On Monday

The winners of the CAN Cycle-Friendly Awards 2003-4 will be revealed at a function at Parliament on Monday 22 November.

The Awards are being presented by the Hon Pete Hodgson, Minister of Transport, at a ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Executive Wing Foyer of the Beehive, Parliament Buildings.

Many of the finalists from around New Zealand will be represented at the function. Winners will receive a uniquely designed "bicycle-bell" trophy, a certificate, and a subscription to CAN.

The thirteen finalists include bike parking facilities, a promotional video, staff "bicycle user groups" (BUGs), and traffic equipment hire for cycling events.

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For more information, contact Robert Ibell, CAN Chairperson, on 04-972 2552; or Glen Koorey, CAN Awards Organiser, on 03-364 2951

About the Cycle-Friendly Awards Devised by the Cycling Advocates Network, the national organisation promoting everyday cycling, the Cycle Friendly Awards are designed to acknowledge and celebrate some of the most notable achievements in the country that are helping to promote cycling and to create a cycle-friendly environment. The Awards are supported by sport and recreation agency SPARC. This is the second time the Awards have been made.

Nominations were called for in four categories: best cycle facility project, best cycling promotion, cycle-friendly commitment by a business and cycle-friendly commitment by a public organisation.
The finalists for the CAN Cycle-Friendly Awards are (in no particular order) as follows: Best cycle facility project:
- Auckland City Council (Waterview cycle/pedestrian overbridge) - Dunedin City Council/ Fulton Hogan (Cycle Smart @ Marlow Park training facility)
- University of Canterbury (Covered secure bike parking facilities)
Best cycling promotion:
- Cycle Action Auckland (Commuter Challenge 2004)
- Crazy Cranks / Waipa District Council (Cambridge cycle lanes campaign)
- Ranfurly Lions (Otago Rail Trail Challenge)
- Jan Nisbet ('Wheels By The Water' event)
- Nelson City Council ('Cycling in Nelson' video)
Cycle-friendly commitment by business:
- Challenge Events Ltd (Canterbury Events Equipment Trust)
- MWH (NZ) Ltd (Bike User Group / staff travel plans)
Cycle-friendly commitment by public organisation:
- North Shore City Council (BUG / staff facilities / strategic cycle plan)
- Christchurch City Council (Staff Bike allowance) - LTSA (Cycle Network & Route Planning Guide) The Cycling Advocates' Network of NZ (CAN) Inc is this country's national network of cycling advocate groups. It is a voice for all non-competitive cyclists - recreational, commuter and touring. We work with central government and local authorities, on behalf of cyclists, for a better cycling environment. We have affiliated groups and individual members throughout the country, and links with overseas cycling organisations. In addition, several national/regional/local government authorities, transportation consultancies, and cycle industry businesses are supporting organisations.

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