2020 is coming to an end. What a crazy year it’s been. But we’ve weathered the storm better than most other countries; thank you to everybody for doing their part. We can and should be most grateful to live in New Zealand. We wish all our colleagues and contacts a merry Christmas and happy New Year.
A new course for professional in the industry has been developed: Designing streets for the 21st century. Waka Kotahi, Abley, MRCagney and ViaStrada have organised the first workshop on 2 – 3 November – Wellington
ViaStrada is researching the needs of e-Mobility (e-Bike, e-Scooter, etc) riders to improve accessibility and safety. For this we are seeking e-Mobility riders who like to share their experience with us. What do you need as a rider of an e-Bike, e-Scooter, or other electrically driven device?
This surveys will add to already collected data in 2018 and 2017.
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.