Traffic planning and policy

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.

Bike path users in Melbourne can often find it difficult to find their way around on the many off-road paths around the city. Hence, a review of the adequacy of signposting was required.

This study built on previous work by ViaStrada with assistance at different stages by Beca and MWH. The premise is that a cycle route provides a certain level of service to potential users if it lies within a certain distance of them, whether they be residents at their homes, school or university students at their schools or people at work.