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14 December 2017 - 13:57

We'll be closing the office on 22 December and opening again on 3 January. We wish you all happy holidays and hope to see you in 2018. In the meantime, you can find out more about our red light running project. If you've missed out on receiving an electronic Christmas card, please follow this link and drop us a note; we shall update our distribution list accordingly.

17 October 2017 - 15:13

** STOP PRESS - CNG WORK RECEIVES HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD **

Finalists were recently announced for New Zealand's 2017 Bike to the Future awards, and ViaStrada are excited to feature on the list! We worked with Abley Transportation Consultants on the Cycling Network Guidance project, which is a finalist for the Innovation Hub Award. The winners will be announced at the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress awards dinner in Christchurch on 19 October.

4 October 2017 - 10:15

During 2017, ViaStrada joined Trafinz, the New Zealand Local Authority Traffic Institute. Whilst we obviously aren't a local authority, Trafinz is a principal champion for road safety initiatives, and that makes them a logical partner for us. The snag, however, has always been that their corporate membership fees were affordable only for large corporates. We pointed this out to them and they very swiftly added a membership class for smaller outfits. Good on them, and we are now a happy new member.

21 August 2017 - 11:13

Glen presenting in NapierThey're back! In Sep/Oct there will be new training courses for Fundamentals of Planning/Design for Cycling (Auckland) and Advanced Intersection Design (Christchurch) - register now...

14 August 2017 - 07:35

Vancouver West Broadway greenwayNeighbourhood Greenways (or "bicycle streets") are starting to appear in New Zealand and ViaStrada has been at the forefront of their planning and development here. In January 2017, Glen Koorey convened and presented at an international workshop on neighbourhood greenways in Washington DC...

10 August 2017 - 12:58

VA section of the Papanui Parallel Major Cycle RouteiaStrada's Glen Koorey contributed to a recent Press discussion about the future of transport in Christchurch, and it might look and operate quite differently...

19 June 2017 - 10:25

The ViaStrada team (Helen is missing)On 19 June 2017, the ViaStrada team met for breakfast before riding the Papanui Parallel, one of the Major Cycle Routes under construction. We last checked out the route as a team in December 2015 when it was just an idea; now it's almost there. Great to see!

16 June 2017 - 10:10

View of signalised pedestrian and cycle crossing parallel to railway lineHave you heard yet that KiwiRail has accredited a number of industry professionals? Going forward, any safety audit that incorporates a level crossing will be required to have a KiwiRail-accredited team member. Get in touch with ViaStrada if you need a KiwiRail-accredited auditor.

16 June 2017 - 09:56

Mobile viewViaStrada’s website has been given an overhaul. It’s not just a fresh look, but it’s now much more convenient to check out online content via your cell phone. Thanks to the team of Catalyst to make this happen.

5 March 2017 - 13:43

It's official: ViaStrada sucks at cycling. We entered the Aotearoa Bike Challenge and came a miserable 14th in our category (7 to 19 staff). That's because we didn't manage to encourage non-cycling staff to give it a go, as all of us ride bikes all the time already. No exception. So officially, we are a failure.