Transport planning and policy

ViaStrada provides a range of transport planning services, with a particular emphasis on safe and sustainable solutions. Some of our areas of expertise include:
  • School travel planning
  • Strategic business cases
  • Planning for walking and cycling networks
  • Transport legislation and regulations
  • Future transport trends and "mobility as a service"
  • Parking management
A selection of recent relevant projects is shown below:

Tony Quickfall recently secured approval for a new Air New Zealand servicing hanger to be located at Nelson Airport.

Tony Quickfall currently has a number of appeals under way as planning expert for Marlborough District Council.

Nelson’s Largest development.  Tony Quickfall is the planning advisor to Marsden Park, where a 600 lot mixed use subdivision and new commercial area is proposed for Marsden Valley, Nelson.  Not just another subdivision, this project involves leading edge urban design, a network of walking and cycle links, and extensive landscaping.

ViaStrada has assisted in the development of Kaikoura's first walking and cycling strategy.

The vision is:

    - Kaikoura - he hikoi me eke pahikara pararaihi, ki uta ki tai.
    - Kaikoura - a walking and cycling paradise, from the mountains to the sea.

      ViaStrada staff prepared and lodged a resource consent application (which included traffic assessments) for a 16 unit motel complex on a site on the main thoroughfare through Timaru. 

      ViaStrada staff prepared and lodged a resource consent application (which included noise and traffic assessments) for a 35 child pre-school on an existing residential property in suburban Christchurch. ViaStrada also provided expert evidence to a Council hearings panel, which subsequently issued Resource Consent in October 2008.

      ViaStrada staff provided expert evidence to a Council hearings panel on the proposal for a motel on the site. Subsequent to the Council decision, technical advice and assistance was given in regards to the appeal process and a successful mediated outcome was achieved without the need for a full Environment Court hearing.

      ViaStrada obtained a non-notified land use consent for TMPC (2009) Ltd for the annual hosting of the Ellerslie International Flower Show at North Hagley Park, Christchurch.

      ViaStrada has assisted a number of clients in respect of their development contribution obligations. This has principally involved acting in a liaison role with Council officers responsible for administering / imposing development contributions and providing estimates to clients of the development contribution for a given project.

      ViaStrada undertook research both domestically and overseas to produce a major discussion document for the New Zealand Transport Agency.

      The "think-piece" looks at ways of optimising New Zealand's road transport network. Seven themes are explored through a literature review, five overseas case studies and 30 New Zealand "best-practice" examples.