ViaStrada's Glen Koorey was honoured with winning highly commended in the paper category at the 2019 T-Tech Conference in Christchurch. Glen's paper discussed who should develop and manage "Mobility as a Service" (MaaS) services in New Zealand. It was the inaugural occasion for the T-Tech Conference to give out awards.
Congratulations to John Lieswyn and Dr Glen Koorey who, on 1 April 2019, became directors of ViaStrada. Both are of high standing in the industry. They are natural leaders and we welcome them at the directors’ table.
Christchurch City Council and Auckland Transport have been conducting a trial of directional traffic signals for people who cycle – you may have seen the installations and even taken part in the user surveys last year. To conclude the official trial process, the NZ Transport Agency requires another round of investigation. Regardless of whether you participated in the user surveys last year, whether you have seen the signals, and whether you ride a bike, your participation in the survey would be valued!
Following the first course in Wellington (Feb 12th), further courses on planning & design for cycling will be co-delivered by ViaStrada and the NZ Transport Agency around the country over the next few months, including Hamilton, Wellington (again) and Christchurch. Click here for more details and to register.
Gemma Dioni has joined ViaStrada as a Senior Transportation Engineer. She has a key interest in ensuring communities have access to transport choice, with a passion for good streetscape and public realm design to support placemaking. Those interests make her a perfect fit for our team.
We are most pleased to welcome Gemma to our team. Contact us if you have any projects where you think Gemma’s skills could be useful to helping achieve your objectives.
A course on planning & design for cycling will be co-delivered by ViaStrada and the NZ Transport Agency in Wellington on 12 February 2019. This course is now full; please register your interest for future courses.
Axel and Megan attended the recent SNUG (Signals NZ User Group) workshop in Hamilton. They presented on the current trial of directional cycle signals, and the possibility of allowing vehicles to filter-turn through cycle movements coming from separated cycleways.
It's been two years since speed limits got dropped from 50 to 30 km/h in parts of the CBD. Have crashes dropped as predicted? Yes, in line with European cities' experience (they did the same; just two or three decades earlier).