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  • Cycling network guidance - planning and design

    Project Objective: 
    Develop a framework of guidance for planning and designing for cycling.

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    ViaStrada and Abley Transportation Consultants were commissioned by the NZ Transport Agency to develop a national framework of guidance for planning and designing for cycling. This project came as a result of the NZ Cycling Safety Panel identifying a need for further guidance and was supported by industry feedback.

    The resulting framework, titled Cycling network guidance - planning and design (CNG) was officially launched in July 2016. It provides comprehensive guidance and / or links to appropriate sources.

     

    Key Contact: 
    Axel Wilke
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    Client: 
    NZ Transport Agency
    Location: 
    New Zealand
    Deliverable: 
    Stage 1 investigation report; Stage 2 online framework content
    Project Status: 
    Complete
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  • Low-powered vehicle research

    Project Objective: 
    Provide legislative guidance

    On behalf of the NZ Transport Agency, ViaStrada is conducting a research project to evaluate the safety challenges of e-bikes and other low-powered vehicles (mobility scooters, e-skateboards, e-unicycles, etc). The aim is to generate a set of regulatory and non-regulatory options for addressing those issues in the New Zealand context.

    Part 1 of the research is a review and assessment of technology (e.g. motor controllers, throttles vs. torque activation, lighting and braking), market characteristics, sales projections, and safety studies. Part 2 includes workshops with industry and other key stakeholders to inform an assessment of potential regulatory and non-regulatory options.

    Key Contact: 
    John Lieswyn
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    Client: 
    NZ Transport Agency
    Location: 
    Wellington
    Deliverable: 
    Research report
    Project Status: 
    ongoing
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  • Nazareth House

    ViaStrada designed the internal roads for Nazareth House, a retirement village and healthcare complex in Christchurch. The brief was to create a slow speed environment where drivers felt like guests, so that elderly residents walking along or crossing the roads felt safe. The 'at-grade' or level surfaces make it very convenient and accessible for the residents to walk in and out of their homes to their unique street environment.

    Key Contact: 
    Warren Lloyd
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    Client: 
    Sisters of Nazareth / Arrow Construction
    Location: 
    Sydenham, Christchurch
    Deliverable: 
    Design for people-friendly public space
    Project Status: 
    completed
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  • Study of signalised intersections and protected bike lanes

    Project Objective: 
    Industry research

    In 2016, the IPENZ Transportation Group committee granted their annual study award to two members, Megan Fowler (ViaStrada) and Claire Graham (Auckland Transport) as both submitted similar and complementary proposals relating to protected bike facilities. Megan's study focuses on ways of addressing the conflicting movements of bicyclists and motorists at signalised intersections involving protected bike lanes.

    Megan and Claire will be undertaking independent trips to different locations and focusing on different topics; they will then combine their findings to produce useful guidance for the industry.

    Key Contact: 
    Megan Fowler
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    Client: 
    IPENZ Transportation Group
    Location: 
    Nationwide
    Deliverable: 
    Research reports and presentations
    Project Status: 
    Ongoing
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  • Cycle lane separators

    Project Objective: 
    Research effectiveness of cycle lane separators

    ViaStrada has been commissioned by VicRoads (the state roading authority of Victoria, Australia) to undertake research on physical bicycle lane separators. Undertaking the trials included site selection, design of the empirical study and evaluation of the results. The aim of the study is to establish whether the devices are safe for all road users and effective in reducing the occurrence of drivers utilising the cycle lane. The trials are currently under way.

     

    Key Contact: 
    Axel Wilke
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    Client: 
    VicRoads
    Location: 
    two locations in Christchurch
    Deliverable: 
    Research report
    Project Status: 
    Ongoing
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