We 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
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!
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.
Waka 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.
9–15 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.
In more staff news, we also welcome Debbie Roxby Dunlop to our growing team. Debbie is our new Marketing Manager and will be assisting the team with information design, growing our marketing reach, and admin. Debbie brings with her a wealth of experience across the corporate and non-profit sectors, having most recently worked as Operations Manager at Canterbury Tech. Previously she has held roles in venue and event management, administration, and destination marketing.
Luca Ware and Nick Reid both just graduated from the University of Canterbury. Luca triple majored in geography, environmental science, and psychology. Nick obtained a Civil Engineering degree with a focus on transport engineering and human geography. And Megan Gregory (née Fowler) has re-joined us as Senior Transportation Engineer after a year’s family leave.