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  • Bikes 'n' Lights in North America

    This paper looks at ways of addressing conflict between people on bikes and motor vehicles at signalised intersections that have separated cycleways on their approaches. Megan undertook a background literature review and visited seven cities in North America as part of a study tour. She investigated relevant sites with a variety of different treatments and spoke to people involved in the planning, design and operation of those sites.

    when presented/published: 
    29 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
    Author Reference: 
    Megan Fowler
    where presented/published: 

    2017 IPENZ Transportation Group Conference, Hamilton, NZ

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  • Changing Rural Speed Limits

    Glen Koorey presented 'Changing Rural Speed Limits - Learning from the Past' at the 2017 IPENZ Transportation Group Conference. The paper, co-authored by Bill Frith of OPUS, was Highly Commended (runner-up) for Best Research Paper.

    New Zealand is reviewing its procedures for setting speed limits as part of the "Safer Speeds" component of the national road safety strategy. A big topic for discussion is the planned greater use of speeds limits below the standard 100 km/h rural or "open road" speed limit. This paper draws on earlier studies of two past case studies of NZ speed limit changes, and re-analyses the findings in light of more recent research.

    when presented/published: 
    29 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
    Author Reference: 
    Glen Koorey
    Author Reference: 
    Bill Frith
    where presented/published: 

    2017 IPENZ Transportation Group Conference

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  • Developing options for Contraflow Cycleways

    Auckland Transport commissioned ViaStrada to investigate some options for providing contraflow cycling on three suburban one-way streets, as well as reviewing the design for another central city contra-flow route. In the absence of current design guidance or practical examples for New Zealand, a “first principles” approach was taken to consider all possible ways to provide for contra-flow cycling on the streets in question.

    This paper outlines the process undertaken to develop and assess contra-flow cycling options for Auckland. The paper was presented by Glen Koorey at the 2017 IPENZ Transportation Group Conference, and co-authored by Warren Lloyd (ViaStrada) and Malcolm McAuley (Auckland Transport).

    when presented/published: 
    29 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
    Author Reference: 
    Glen Koorey
    Author Reference: 
    Warren Lloyd
    Author Reference: 
    Malcolm McAulay
    where presented/published: 

    2017 IPENZ Transportation Group Conference, Hamilton, NZ

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  • Review of Road User Rules for people walking and cycling

    The NZ Transport Agency engaged MWH and ViaStrada to investigate options for amendments to several give-way related road user rules. Our report was published on the Transport Agency website in February 2017. Follow up work with regards to drafting some of the Road User Rule amendments is underway.

    when presented/published: 
    20 Feb 2017
    Author Reference: 
    Glen Koorey
    Author Reference: 
    Megan Fowler
    Author Reference: 
    Shaun Bosher
    Author Reference: 
    Axel Wilke
    Author Reference: 
    Shane Turner
    where presented/published: 

    Transport Agency website

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  • Making the case for lower speeds: tackling the concerns

    Glen Koorey gave a presentation at the 2016 TRAFINZ Conference that provides an overview of the arguments for lower speeds in New Zealand, including the effects on safety, amenity, and encouragement of active modes. It also addresses some of the common objections and concerns voiced by some parties, including: "Lower speed limits alone won't change traffic speeds", "The real safety problem is poor drivers and poor roads", "The public in New Zealand don't want lower speeds", etc.

    when presented/published: 
    16 Nov 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
    Author Reference: 
    Glen Koorey
    where presented/published: 

    TRAFINZ Conference 2016, Tauranga, NZ

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