1 day seminar

One day industry seminar

Delivering Successful Cycleway Programmes

The significant funding announced for the Urban Cycleways Programme (UCP) puts an increased emphasis on delivering cycling programmes. Many in the New Zealand transportation industry have asked for guidance on programme and project management. The Transport Agency is responding to this need.

The Transport Agency has worked with ViaStrada to develop a one-day seminar that focuses on the high-level aspects of cycle programming, to help programme and project managers understand their roles with respect to UCP initiatives.

The seminars are aimed at programme managers and project managers from local government and consultancies. They may also provide a useful overview for key stakeholders and other professionals working on the delivery of urban cycleways.

The course fee is $120 +GST, with a special rate of $50 +GST for advocates.

2015 Courses

Seminar location Date Duration Registration
Auckland - Auckland Transport, HSBC House Tuesday 3 November Full day Seminar delivered
Christchurch - Breakfree Hotel on Cashel Tuesday 10 November Full day Seminar delivered
Wellington - Hotel Mercure Thursday 12 November Full day Seminar delivered

The course content covers the current context of cycle programming in New Zealand, in terms of the UCP, the Transport Agency's priorities and key points with respect to the Business Case planning approach. There is an overview of the key concepts considered when planning, designing and communicating cycle networks, focused on customer thinking (e.g. understanding the types of people who cycle and the types of facilities available to cater for their needs) and corridor thinking (the hierarchy of routes in a cycle network, as well as how this relates to the greater transport network and various ways of evaluating).

The course also looks at some of the issues encountered when delivering cycle networks in terms of engaging stakeholders, such as councillors, the general public and communities around cycling projects, and the common challenges these present. The importance building a projects' "social license" will be explored.

The seminars also cover demand estimation, choosing appropriate facilities and re-allocating space on roads to accommodate them. This will be an opportunity to examine the contradictions that can arise in terms of peoples' perceptions of safety compared to what is actually safe.

Information will also be presented on auditing, monitoring and innovation.

If you would like to attend a future course on this topic, please contact Glen Koorey.