Traffic planning and policy

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.

      The Waimakariri District Council (WDC) commissioned ViaStrada to undertake a high level assessment of the possible western bypass options for Woodend and in particular to determine whether the conclusion reached by Transit, to eliminate further consideration of the full western options, was sound.

      Nelson City Council and the Christchurch City Council commissioned ViaStrada to assess laboratory test reports of new domestic solid fuel burners prior to their approval.

      ViaStrada has assisted applicants with their applications for the noise performance and effects for new preschools throughout NZ.