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17 November 2022 - 09:40

Kenn Beer introducing 8-80 design within the safe systemOn Thursday 10 November, the Transportation Group ran Creating Safer Streets, Age Friendly Ōtautahi at Tūranga. This interactive workshop was focussed on understanding the lived experience of people young and old, and specifically considered this lived experience when designing a central Christchurch street. 

Inclusive, all age designs were evaluated by how well they achieved the principles of safe system assessments, the pedestrian level of service tool, as well as key principles of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). 

31 October 2022 - 11:48

Axel's tshirt, showing a drawing of bicycle handlebars with the caption 'life behind bars'The “ViaStrada Handlebars” are proud to be supporting men’s health this #movember. 

Our why?  Raise some funds and grow awareness for serious health issues facing our dads, brothers, sons, and mates and to have fun doing it!

Our team of Mo Bros will be, wait for it, growing mo’s, while our Mo Sisters will be setting their own physical challenges. Follow our progress throughout the month here.

26 October 2022 - 11:07

Biketober logoViaStrada has a history of supporting Biketober.

Biketober 2022 is a month-long festival of cycling being held in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Auckland, and the Southern Lakes District

 

 

 

14 September 2022 - 13:47

Nick Reid is all smiles in his academic regalia gownCongratulations to Luca Ware and Nick Reid who both recently graduated from the University of Canterbury!

12 September 2022 - 09:11

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori tileIt’s Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week! 12-18 Sept 2022

You may have noticed bilingual traffic signage popping up across Aotearoa?

Following on from @Waka Kotahi’s research on bilingual signs 2021, the He Tohu Huarahi Māori bilingual traffic signs programme was developed.

5 September 2022 - 11:18

The ViaStrada team out for dinnerWe recently celebrated legendary staff member Jon Ashford’s coming of age, otherwise known as turning 65! Jon is a senior transportation engineer and CAD specialist who has been with the ViaStrada team since 2010

19 July 2022 - 09:11

ViaStrada team at Riverside Kitchen.The ViaStrada team recently enjoyed a mid-winter social night out at Riverside Kitchen.  Split into small teams for a mini ‘Master Chef' style challenge, each team was given a recipe and ingredients to make tasty hors d’oeuvres for everyone.
With much hilarity, a little light-hearted competition, and great food, this was a perfect team-building exercise on a rainy evening!

7 July 2022 - 09:13

Action shot of David paddling a kayak in whitewaterWe are excited to welcome David McCormick to the ViaStrada team! 

David has a diploma in civil engineering with over seven years of experience in transportation. David most recently worked for Invercargill City Council where his responsibilities included general road safety, speed management, asset management, and the LED street lighting upgrade. 

22 June 2022 - 09:28

Children using the new crossing on State Highway 3 in InglewoodWaka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency requested a proposal for undertaking the detailed design for a signalised pedestrian crossing on State Highway 3 in Inglewood. This was a joint project for Waka Kotahi and New Plymouth District Council. 

This the first Road Safety Platform (RSP) designed by ViaStrada that has been built on a State Highway. RSPs reduce operating speed and road safety is hence improved.   

9 May 2022 - 08:38

Glen sitting on a 30km road9–15 May 2022 is Road Safety Week and this year's theme is Road Safety Heroes. But not all superheroes wear capes and this week we profile ViaStrada Director and Senior Transportation Engineer Glen Koorey who has been passionately involved in road safety for over 25 years.