headshot of AxelWe are super proud that ViaStrada's Axel Downard-Wilke now joins the list of notable persons on Wikipedia.  To qualify for a page, an author must go beyond temporary popularity into the realm of significance

Read on for a fascinating insight into Axel's life and career journey. 

TGSI in Lichfield Street, Christchurch

Installing Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSI) well is easy to get right and easy to get wrong. 

Read more for our best practice design tips on getting it right, and be sure to consult with your local vision impaired road user group/s to make sure they are informed and comfortable with TGSI layouts.

Glen holding his award at the dinnerA big shout out and congratulations to Glen Koorey who received his Engineering New Zealand Te Ao Rangahau 2024 Fellows’ Award at Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday, 22 March, to a packed room of over 200 people.

Axel presenting Making traffic signals work for people cyclingWe were delighted to be involved in the 2WALKandCYCLE Conference held in Wellington on 18 and 19 March 2024. From helping to organise the event itself, to sponsoring a morning tea and hosting an exhibition booth and with three of our staff presenting at the conference (Nick, Axel and John), it was a busy couple of days!

Conference logoWe are looking forward to the 2WALKandCYCLE conference in Wellington next week. If you are attending the conference, be sure to come and say hi! You’ll find us on Stand 7. 

On Friday 9 February, we bade a fond farewell to our interns Amy and Azrie from their respective summer roles with us. While Azrie heads back to his hometown of Auckland, Amy continues her studies at the University of Canterbury. But it’s not goodbye entirely as Amy will be back for a short stint to help us with an upcoming project in Dunedin.

Glen presents 'Has cycling safety in New Zealand improved?'Congratulations to our very own Glen Koorey, recently announced as a Fellow by Engineering New Zealand Te Ao Rangahau. Fellowship is an honoured class of membership recognising highly experienced professionals who have made a huge impact on Engineering in New Zealand.

screenshot of the 12 Days of Christmas interactive Christmas cardSing along as you check out ViaStrada's 12 Days of Christmas!  

Our last official day in the office for 2023 is Friday 22nd December, with most of the team returning to work on Monday 8th January 2024. 

We wish all our clients and friends a very safe and Meri Kirihimete and a happy New Year.

Image with the words 'Your donations fund global breakthroughs in cancer research and treatment.'A massive thank you to everyone who supported our #Movember2023 team effort this year. Although not quite reaching the lofty heights of last year (over $1400, raised), we are nonetheless happy with the $1,079 raised which will go a long way to support men’s mental and physical health initiatives.

Amy, Debbie, Megan and kids, Glen, Tracey and Mark on the Jetty beside the Quail Island sign on Recently some of the team along with partners and family spent a fun day volunteering on Quail Island in Lyttelton Harbour. Along with Ian and Pat from the Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust, we enjoyed a stunning bluebird day removing wilding pines and macrocarpa seedlings, with a lavish picnic lunch thrown in and time left over to explore the island and relax on the beach afterwards.