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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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  • Christchurch City goes green

    Project Objective: 
    Recommend surface colour

    The objective of this project was to suggest whether Christchurch City Council (CCC) should continue its use of red coloured surfacing or change to green coloured surfacing for cycle facilities. We have examined a variety of factors, including international research, purpose of coloured surfacing, relationships with other special vehicle facilities, national consistency, connotations of different colours and logistics of change.

    On the basis of national consistency and the superiority of green over red in terms of longevity, we recommended that Christchurch City Council adopt green as the new colour for cycle facilities. We suggested that this change can be implemented over a period of time. CCC adopted the recommendation at its 11 February 2010 meeting.

    Key Contact: 
    Warren Lloyd
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    Client: 
    Christchurch City Council
    Location: 
    Christchurch
    Deliverable: 
    Research report
    Project Status: 
    Completed
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  • Green Lights for Bikes

    Project Objective: 
    Contribute to industry guidance report

    The Melbourne office of SKM engaged ViaStrada to peer review its draft report Green Lights for Bikes, a report on how road authorities can use a range of techniques to provide for bike riders at traffic lights. SKM's client for the report was Bicycle Victoria. ViaStrada provided several additional examples of techniques for this report. The majority of the techniques described will be relevant to urban road controlling authorities in New Zealand.

    Key Contact: 
    Axel Wilke
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    Client: 
    SKM
    Location: 
    New Zealand-wide
    Deliverable: 
    report
    Project Status: 
    finished
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  • Cycle Trail Design Guide

    Project Objective: 
    To develop a design guide for the New Zealand Cycle Trail

    ViaStrada has developed a comprehensive design guide for trail designers and project developers. The updated design guide is available from the NZCT website or the ViaStrada website. The guide is applicable to all cycleway projects outside of urban areas, and not just NZCT projects.

    Key Contact: 
    Axel Wilke
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    Client: 
    Ministry of Economic Development / NZ Cycle Trail
    Location: 
    Throughout New Zealand
    Deliverable: 
    Design guide in pdf format
    Project Status: 
    Completed Feb 2010; latest update published Feb 2015
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  • Further MOTSAM Update

    Project Objective: 
    Update engineering guideline

    NZTA commissioned ViaStrada to update more MOTSAM (Manual of Traffic Signs and Markings) material. Gone are all the old double limit lines, for example. The guidance on the marking of hook turn boxes for cyclists has been amended, and Section 2 now references the upcoming Austroads Guide to Road Design manuals.

    Key Contact: 
    Axel Wilke
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    Client: 
    NZTA
    Location: 
    NZ-wide
    Deliverable: 
    Updated MOTSAM Pages
    Project Status: 
    Published July 2009
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