• Safety at railway crossings

    A common road safety challenge in NZ is around level railway crossings. In the past five years, KiwiRail incident data reported typically 15-25 collisions a year between trains and motor vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists (many of them fatal) as well as hundreds of near misses. Therefore, safe design of level crossings is crucial to reducing these statistics. 

  • Protecting Vulnerable Road Users in TTM Environments now published

    One of the biggest challenges when managing temporary traffic management sites can be safely providing for people walking, biking, or on other wheeled devices. Sadly several people have been injured or even killed in or around sites across New Zealand over the years.

  • Axel joins notable persons on Wikipedia

    We are super proud that ViaStrada's Axel Downard-Wilke joins the list of notable people on Wikipedia. To qualify for a page, a person must go beyond temporary popularity into the realm of significance.

  • Installing Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSI) quick guide

    By Warren Lloyd and Axel Downard-Wilke

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

    When combined with other environmental information, TGSI assist people who are blind or have low vision with their orientation and awareness of impending obstacles, hazards, and changes in their direction of travel.  

    The RTS14 guidance says they should be used appropriately and not overused.

    We only have two types, directional and warning TGSIs.