Impressions from Europe

Where presented/published

2003 presentation to Christchurch City Council

Axel Wilke attended the Velocity Conference in Paris in 2003. Reporting back to an audience at Christchurch City Council, he presented some of the major impressions from the conference.


  • Expanding Professional Knowledge – A problem in both Europe and NZ
  • Intermodality – Bike and Bus is a must
  • Creating Uncertainty – Breaking people’s travel habits
  • Subdivision Design – What we are building today is what we will traffic-calm in years to come
  • Cycle Parking – A key to increasing modal share
  • On-street or Off-street – Trend towards on-street

This presentation is available online on this website.

Axel Downard-Wilke
Director – Principal Transportation Engineer & Transportation Planner