Traffic planning and policy

The Taupo District Council (TDC) commissioned ViaStrada Ltd to lead the update to the existing walking and cycling strategy.  ViaStrada director Andrew Macbeth and transport planner John Lieswyn convened three workshops with key stakeholders. The revised strategy proceeded through four draft stages before the TDC staff presented the final draft to Council in September 2008.

ViaStrada produced a supplementary Action Plan with a strong asset management focus to assist Council staff with implementation.  The client praised ViaStrada for producing a concise strategy and was especially pleased with the format and usability of the Action Plan. 

 

The Selwyn District Council (SDC) proposes to revise the District Plan's transport provisions to ensure they reflect the strategic direction of Council. Recent updates and amendments to national and regional policy documents will also be reviewed.

ViaStrada has been commissioned to review the Plan and prepare the resulting Plan Change.

The Selwyn District Council (SDC) proposes to revise the District Plan's transport provisions to ensure they reflect the strategic direction of Council. Recent updates and amendments to national and regional policy documents will also be reviewed.

ViaStrada has been commissioned to review the Plan and prepare the resulting Plan Change.

ViaStrada obtained a non-notified land use consent for the applicants to operate a cafe with less than required parking.

ViaStrada staff successfully obtained resource consent for the Minerva Trust for a new purpose-built pre-school on McFaddens Road, Christchurch.

ViaStrada staff prepared Noise Assessments and Traffic Impact Assessments, and presented planning, noise (Environmental Health) and traffic evidence to an Independent Commissioner for the establishment of a 25 child pre-school on a currently vacant rural-residential property at Campbell Lane on the edge of Oxford, on behalf of Bright Horizons Educare Limited.  Resource Consent was subsequently approved in June 2009.

ViaStrada prepared and lodged a resource consent application, Assessment of Effects on the Environment, and a Noise Assessment for a large new church facility for Lincoln Baptist Church on the outskirts of Lincoln.  The proposal, which was approved by an Independent Commissioner on behalf of Selwyn District Council in June 2009, includes a 500 seat auditorium, an office block and meeting rooms, a cafe, a preschool, a multi-purpose youth facility, a 'Kids for Christ' Sunday school centre, and ancillary areas of car parking and landscaping.

ViaStrada staff prepared and lodged a resource consent application (which included noise and traffic assessments) on behalf of Wilkie Enterprises Ltd for a 26 child pre-school on an existing residential property in suburban Christchurch.

Auckland City Council (ACC) engaged ViaStrada to undertake a comprehensive cycling review for the "Learning Quarter", the campus area of the University of Auckland and the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), in the Auckland CBD.

ViaStrada staff prepared and lodged a resource consent application (which included noise and traffic assessments) on behalf of Annabel's Educare for a 75 child pre-school on an existing residential property in suburban Christchurch. ViaStrada also undertook consultation with the adjacent Avonhead Primary School to resolve traffic and safety concerns for their pupils. ViaStrada then provided expert evidence to a Council hearings panel, which subsequently issued Resource Consent in March 2009.