Glen teaching a courseA little milestone passed last week – it was 20 years since we delivered the first Cycle Planning/Design industry training course back in June 2003. Things have certainly changed a bit in terms of content and delivery since then...

cyclist in front of large Wellington signCongratulations to Wellington City Council on winning prestigious global recognition and prize money from (Global Designing Cities Initiative - Bloomfield Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure) for its city-wide cycle network that is currently being rolled out! Well deserved and the result of hard mahi by the Wellington team!

Children inspect grass area beside footpath‘Design jam’ encourages kids to share their ideas to improve safety on road to school.
John Lieswyn of ViaStrada assisted by FNDC and Northland Transportation Alliance (NTA) recently led a fun and creative ‘design jam’ with local school children in Kerikeri.


Two Advanced Cycle Intersection Design workshops are coming soon to NZ venues. Auckland (Mon 28 August) and Christchurch (Tues 29 August) will play host to these interactive courses where you can learn about best-practice methods for providing safe cycling options through traffic signals, roundabouts and other intersections. Early-bird fees close on Tuesday 1st August - register now!

Andy with a plethora of pannier bags on his bike pictured on the Otago Rail TrailWe are thrilled to warmly welcome Andy Meek to our growing team!

Andy is joining ViaStrada as a full-time transportation engineer with a CAD design focus. Andy has a diploma in civil engineering with 20 years of experience in CAD infrastructure design with a focus on transportation schemes and proposal CAD drawings.


Glen presentingWith a return to more in-person training, ViaStrada are pleased to announce the first set of training courses being offered for 2023, in Auckland (May 3rd) and Christchurch (May 23rd) on Cycle Planning/Design - register now!

photo of Mansour In February 2023 we welcomed Mansour Johari to our growing team. Mansour’s first project with us involves research for an evidence review of road space re-allocation for Waka Kotahi.

David, Warren, John and Megan working hard in our new office spaceWe have shifted, but not far.

Same building, same address (Level 1, 284 Kilmore St), above Pomeroy's Pub, just 2 doors along from our old office. 

Headshot of SeanSean is currently studying politics and environmental management at the University of Otago. The Executive Officer of the National Disabled Students' Association and co-president of the Otago Disabled Students’ Association, Sean is passionate about empowering the voices of disabled people in the areas of sustainability and tangible change for the inclusion of disabled people in transport. 

VS Santa crossingThe end of another busy year draws near. We've had an interesting time, especially with the arrival (or return) of a number of new members to our team. Thanks to all of our clients, partners and other colleagues who we have enjoyed working with this past year; we hope you have a well-deserved break over the Christmas period!