The Canterbury Active Transport (CAT) forum was set up to encourage information sharing and cross-sector action in Canterbury between agencies with an interest in Active Transport, including representatives from such sectors as education, environment, health and disability, recreation, sport, tourism, transport and local and national government.
The CAT forum aims to work in collaboration with the Canterbury Regional Active & Passenger Transport Working Group (APTWG) which was established under the auspices of the Regional Transport Committee (RTC).
For further information about the forum, please contact customer services.
The CAT Forum meets on a quarterly basis. Topics for discussion / presentation come from the forum members, with Environment Canterbury responsible for hosting and facilitating the forum meetings.
The CAT Forum terms of reference were developed to complement the role of the Active & Passenger Transport Working Group – specifically to allow a wider range of participation in active transport matters amongst stakeholders within the region.
Terms of Reference (pdf 186 kB)
The 18th CAT Forum was part of an Active Design Symposium with Key Note speaker Todd Litman, founding director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, in Canada.
Todd was in Christchurch for just one day, and provided 3 free sessions covering the economic and social benefits of transportation options for the public and private sectors, with experiences and evidence of best practice examples from New Zealand and overseas.
The agenda for the day was as follows:
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast of Champions (556 kB)
Invite only breakfast event focused on the economic benefits to landowners of various transportation options within the 4 avenues.
10:00am – 5:00pm Active Design Symposium (272 kB)
Todd Litman led a panel of local speakers on various transport issues and provided examples of active and universal design concepts in NZ and overseas.
Following lunch, a suburban field trip provided an opportunity for transport practitioners to enact real change. The afternoon session consolidated the concepts discussed in the morning, and identified where standards can be raised to make improvements to our built environment.
12noon – 1.30pm Canterbury Active Transport (CAT) Forum (317 kB)
A concentrated version of the full day Active Design Symposium provides an opportunity for those who were not able to take part in the symposium to hear from Todd Litman – with a focus on Universal Design. See presentation (4 MB).
The material related to the CCC Jan Gehl Public Life study that was discussed at the forum can be found on the following web link (13.43 MB file download):
http://resources.ccc.govt.nz/files/JanGehlSummaryDocument_web.pdf (pdf 13.43 MB)
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