We are immensely excited about Innovating Streets. They are right up our alley and "Innovation" is, you could say, our middle name. We’ve covered the depths and breadths of innovative projects over the years. Lately, we’ve helped local authorities with their applications for the Innovating Streets fund.
Due to the potential impacts of COVID-19, our staff are currently working at home. Please see individual contact details to phone/email a staff member and to arrange any meeting if necessary (video-conferencing preferred if possible).
Niklas has been with us since October 2019. He has been the first intern who we’ve ever had and we all agree that we’ve hit the jackpot – he’s been fantastic to work with across a wide range of our projects. As a student, his project work closely mirrored what ViaStrada does as a company. As such, he really hit the ground running. He’s a quick learner, super-intelligent, and a very pleasant person all round (did we mention his baking skills too?). All the best for your next placement.
We've set a new standard; what an outstanding Transportation Conference! Gemma Dioni from ViaStrada was the convenor for the 2020 conference with a theme "equity in transportation", and there were a large number of new elements included to great acclaim. Over 200 delegates came to Christchurch for this 3-day industry gathering. ViaStrada staff gave four presentations. It will be a steep challenge to follow for Auckland in 2021. Well done, Gemma!
With our partners Urban Connection, ViaStrada is pleased to be appointed to the New Zealand Transport Agency national speed management panel for implementation of the Safer Speeds programme on state highways from 2020 onwards.
2019 is drawing to a close. It's been a busy year and now it's time to relax. And slow down; not just at work but also on our roads. Our last day in the office will be Friday, 20 December. We'll be back from 6 January.
ViaStrada are studying crosswalk changes for cyclists and pedestrians being trialled in Dunedin, at the State Highway 1 intersections with Albany Street. This is part of the official trial required by the NZ Transport Agency. Please help us out by participating in the survey.
Recently ViaStrada assisted with the development and presentation of the Transport Agency's first webinar on walking & cycling topics, namely measuring and monitoring these active modes. The resulting (free) webinar is now available for viewing and listening to.
We are pleased to announce a recent arrival to the ViaStrada team for the summer - Niklas Höing! Niklas recently completed his transportation Masters at the University of Wuppertal, Germany and was keen to get some overseas working experience. He will be working for us between October - March, as well as taking the opportunity to have a good look around New Zealand. Welcome Niklas!