2019 Australian Walking & Cycling Conference
The Australian Walking & Cycling Conference is coming!
Conference theme: Active transport in a changing climate
We aspire to promote work which creates a transport mode shift away from cars towards walking and cycling, and using active means to link with improved public transport in suburbs and rural towns. We want to shift away from CO2 reliant mobility and keep people active as temperatures rise, and extreme weather becomes more common.
What can a transport mode shift in our suburbs and rural towns contribute to CO2 reduction nationally? What concomitant air quality benefits are felt in suburban streets and towns as a result? Acknowledging that climate change is occurring, what changes are to be made to suburban and town environments so that walking and cycling are almost always convenient, pleasurable, safe and life affirming even in the face of rising temperatures? What does a small town or suburban neighbourhood retrofit look like in the next ten or twenty years, so that people are out and about and interacting? How do people of all ages and abilities avoid retreating to air-conditioned ‘comfort’ – ‘comfort’ that is inactive, isolated and CO2 producing?
These questions indicate the directions we hope to explore in the 2019 conference.
Port Adelaide is the maritime heartland of Adelaide, a waterside heritage precinct filled with colonial buildings, museums, galleries, pubs and restaurants perfect for exploring on foot. Just 14km by bicycle from the Adelaide CBD along the Outer Harbor Greenway.
For more information on visiting Port Adelaide, go to https://www.cityofpae.sa.gov.au/tourism.