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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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  • CV Link

    John Lieswyn presented his paper "CV Link: California's new paradigm in shared use pathways" at the 2WALKandCYCLE Conference in Auckland, 6 to 8 July.

    The Coachella Valley (CV) Link is a proposed US $100+ million, 80 km trail along California's Whitewater River for Low Speed Electric Vehicles (LSEVs), bicyclists, and pedestrians. Construction begins in 2017, and when complete it will be the largest such facility in the United States. The project breaks new ground in scope, speed of implementation, and design characteristics.

    when presented/published: 
    6 Jul 2016 - 8 Jul 2016
    Author Reference: 
    John Lieswyn
    where presented/published: 

    2WALKandCYCLE Conference Auckland, 6 - 8 July 2016.

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  • Empowering technology e-bikes

    At the 2016 2WALKandCYCLE Conference in Auckland from 6 to 8 July, John Lieswyn in a paper co-authored with Axel Wilke, presented on E-bikes: legislation, policy and design considerations of an empowering technology.

    With improving batteries and economies of scale driving lower prices, electric bicycles (e-bikes) are becoming more popular worldwide. Specialty retailers are opening across New Zealand to cater for demand. This paper suggests aspects of cycleway design that should be updated to better accommodate e-bikes.

    when presented/published: 
    6 Jul 2016 - 8 Jul 2016
    Author Reference: 
    John Lieswyn
    Author Reference: 
    Axel Wilke
    where presented/published: 

    2WALKandCYCLE Conference, Auckland, 6 - 8 July 2016

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  • Four types of cyclist

    At the 2016 2WalkandCYCLE Conference in Auckland, Glen Koorey and co-author Karyn Teather presented a paper which explores the different types of existing and potential cyclist in Christchurch. They looked at how cyclist numbers might increase with the introduction of new infrastructure that addresses their concerns.

    There is growing national interest in New Zealand's urban environments in the use of other modes of transport that reduce dependency on single occupancy car use. If more can be learned about the types of potential users and the attractiveness of different facilities, it will be useful in planning future infrastructure.

    when presented/published: 
    6 Jul 2016 - 8 Jul 2016
    Author Reference: 
    Glen Koorey
    Author Reference: 
    Karyn Teather
    where presented/published: 

    2016 2WALKandCYCLE Conference, Auckland, 6 - 8 July.

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