The 2017 Trafinz Conference is being held in Nelson City in the stunning Tasman Bay, the sunshine capital and one of the key centres for tourism in New Zealand. The conference theme for 2017 is ‘Transport for People’.
Nelson has a reputation of being a walking and cycling mecca – recognised by four CAN Cycle Friendly Awards, one Golden Foot award and a Trafinz leadership award for work in this area.
Trafinz 2017 will focus on how New Zealand could successfully manage its growth and transportation future. Through excellence in design, we can deliver a safe and efficient multimodal transport system, that is balanced and meets the needs of our diverse communities. One of New Zealand’s major challenges is forecasting and understanding the management of growth, through working to meet people’s needs, such as the mobility issues facing our aging population.
The conference will challenge how our communities can utilise multimodal road space to facilitate the travel needs of people, goods and services. We will explore land use integration and development to connect the existing transport system to our digital future, by enhancing choice, public health, safety and efficiency. The future transport system will be ‘transport as a service ‘enabling New Zealander’s to be productive and competitive within the global economy.
The Trafinz awards have been developed to recognise those organisations, individuals or communities that have made an outstanding contribution and have demonstrated leadership in transportation safety and sustainability in New Zealand.
The two categories for the leadership awards to an organisation, individual or communities are:
For successful entry, the representative to receive the award is encouraged to attend the Trafinz conference dinner on Thursday 9 November 2017.
The conference will focus on: