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Training And Research

 
  • 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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  • 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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  • Red Light Camera Pilot Evaluation Report Peer Review

    Project Objective: 
    Review a draft research report and provide a literature review

    ViaStrada was commissioned by Auckland Transport to edit and review a red light camera pilot evaluation draft report and provide an international literature review. The project was completed in one week.

    Key Contact: 
    Axel Wilke
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    Client: 
    Auckland Transport
    Location: 
    Auckland
    Deliverable: 
    Extensive comments on draft report; literature review
    Project Status: 
    Completed March 2011
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  • Kaiapoi Heavy Vehicle Tracking Tests

    Project Objective: 
    Testing to confirm heavy vehicle tracking curves for proposed intersection upgrade

    We don't just rely on high tech software, but when we have to design to low tolerances, we do real-world simulation testing to confirm design parameters and build stakeholder support!

    Key Contact: 
    Warren Lloyd
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    Client: 
    Waimakariri District Council
    Location: 
    Kaiapoi
    Deliverable: 
    Intersection design concept
    Project Status: 
    Test completed November 2011
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