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:

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.

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

ViaStrada prepared an expert assessment of noise levels and effects to support Donaghy's application to the Dunedin City Council to establish a chemical processing factory at McAndrew Road, Dunedin.

ViaStrada assisted the Council by providing expert advice on the management of hazardous substances for all stages of the Variation, to address inconsistencies within the District Plan and with other relevant documents (including HSNO legislation and the Natural Resources Regional Plan).

ViaStrada prepared and lodged a resource consent and traffic impact assessment for a large mixed use development on a 5,553 m2 central Christchurch site. This development designed by leading architects Warren and Mahoney includes a number of new retail outlets, a childcare centre, a café, and a 7-storey hotel containing 48 rooms.

ViaStrada prepared and lodged a resource consent and traffic impact assessment for the Ashburton Licensing Trust for a new motel abutting the Tinwald Tavern complex, south of Ashburton.

ViaStrada Ltd provided resource management expertise for the recent $75 million expansion of Westfield Riccarton in Christchurch.

The task was to audit the applications by Central Plains Water to establish an 85,000 hectare irrigation scheme drawing water from the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers.

ViaStrada has been commissioned by Eliot Sinclair & Partners Limited on behalf of Micah Properties Limited to provide a Traffic Impact Assessment in relation to a proposed plan change on Woodbank Road. It is proposed to rezone this land for residential purposes.

Environment Bay of Plenty asked a number of consultants to bid on the development of a regional walking and cycling strategy in September 2007. We won the tender and have since held three intensive stakeholder meetings to refine the strategy. Participation included all six district councils, Land Transport NZ, Transit NZ, two district health boards, the police, Sport BOP and a local cycling advocacy group, Cycle Aware Tauranga.