Transportation engineering

We undertake a wide range of transport engineering services, including
  • Road safety audits (all stages), including Safety Audit & Network Functionality (SANF) reviews
  • Scheme investigation studies for corridors, intersections and areas
  • Traffic signal designs and reviews
  • Speed management reviews/strategies
  • Pedestrian and cycle facility designs and reviews
  • Car parking and access design/reviews
  • Road safety and geometric design reviews
  • Level Crossing Safety Impact Assessments (LCSIAs)
  • Formal trials of new/innovative traffic control devices and design layouts
Notable recent projects include:

A Wellington street on a wet dayCall ViaStrada when you need your people-friendly transportation projects assessed.

Artists impression of a route showing cycle lanes and pedestrian crossingViaStrada was commissioned by New Plymouth District Council to undertake cycling facilities scheme development and improvements for pedestrians and public transport along four key corridors, followed by detailed design of some of those corridors. We engaged many sub-consultants to resource this project, managing to meet a punishing timeline. Waka Kotahi stakeholders called it the standout project amongst the Transport Choices programme.

Bike parking example. LockyDocks in HamiltonViaStrada was commissioned by WDC to scope, recommend, prioritise and design secure bike parking at various sites in Whangārei.

Pūtahi Park fountain lit up at nightViaStrada was commissioned by Whangārei District Council to undertake a road safety and network functionality audit post construction of the Putahi Park development.

Caversham tunnel entrance with vines and greenery each sideThe Dunedin Tunnels Trail Trust (DTTT) project is to provide a 15 km safe and user-friendly cycle and walking trail between Dunedin and Mosgiel. It includes two redundant rail tunnels at Chain Hills and Caversham built in the 1870s.

Photo of the completed junior road safety cycle track being used by children and families on a sunny Dunedin dayDunedin City Council engaged ViaStrada to develop concept plans for the layout of a learn to ride space that can be used to introduce new riders to a road environment, allowing riders to improve their personal safety and road awareness.

Bollard pictureWhakatāne District Council asked ViaStrada to provide a wayfinding signage plan for Whakatāne District's walking and cycling network. Its focus: how can we help people (and visitors) navigate their community?

queued traffic In order to optimise the function and safety of the route by mode and time of day, ViaStrada (with Aurecon as a sub-consultant) conducted site audits at eight intersections; researched the planning and engineering context; identified capacity constraints; analysed crash data and safety issues, considered modal requirements; identified engineering and operational improvements with costings.

Manawatu River BridgeViaStrada has been commissioned by the Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) to undertake a NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) compliant scheme stage safety audit of the Manawatu River pedestrian & cycle bridge (since named He Ara Kotahi).

Cycle laneViaStrada has been engaged by Auckland Transport to provide concept designs to address outstanding issues from the Puhinui Road Post Construction Safety Audit.