Our team spent the day planting native trees on Quail Island / Ōtamahua. The trust looking after the island has been at it for 20 years and the progress is stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed lending a few hands and adding to the collective effort.
Three of us will be presenting at the upcoming 2WALKandCYCLE Conference in Palmerston North: John (two presentations), Glen (one presentation) and Axel (one presentation). There are written papers in support of two of those presentations. See you in Palmerston North!
ViaStrada is proud to be nominated in two categories in this year's Bike to the Future Awards, as well as being involved in two other nominations. The winners will be announced at the 2WALKandCYCLE Conference in Palmerston North at the end of July.
Have you seen Auckland's new directional cycle signals? They have two sites - Beach Road / Te Taou Crescent, and Nelson Street / Victoria Street. Even if you haven't seen them yet, please give us your feedback.
ViaStrada has been commissioned to help Christchurch City Council with two surveys relating to cycling; one regarding the current trial of directional cycle traffic signals, and the other regarding cycling crashes on tram tracks.
We'll be closing the office on 22 December and opening again on 3 January. We wish you all happy holidays and hope to see you in 2018. In the meantime, you can find out more about our red light running project. If you've missed out on receiving an electronic Christmas card, please follow this link and drop us a note; we shall update our distribution list accordingly.
It's all a bit hush hush, but we've just signed a contract where our contractual partner is acting for Her Majesty the Queen. Can we thus say that we work "by royal appointment"? Maybe Jon's previous meeting has helped our case.
** STOP PRESS - CNG WORK RECEIVES HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD **
Finalists were recently announced for New Zealand's 2017 Bike to the Future awards, and ViaStrada are excited to feature on the list! We worked with Abley Transportation Consultants on the Cycling Network Guidance project, which is a finalist for the Innovation Hub Award. The winners will be announced at the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress awards dinner in Christchurch on 19 October.