Transport planning and policy

We undertake a wide range of transport planning and policy services, including This work also feeds into our industry training. Notable recent projects include:

Current state of Commercial Street, KaitāiaThe Far North District Council commissioned ViaStrada and Abley to develop a geo-spatial approach to determining the annual investment required to improve footpaths in the largest towns. For each town, we prioritised the gaps in the network and estimated the financial investment required to meet a benchmark level of service over various time horizons. We also mapped all streets by ideal pedestrian crossing type to inform future crossing analysis and improvements. 

Bike parking example. LockyDocks in HamiltonViaStrada was commissioned by WDC to scope, recommend, prioritise and design secure bike parking at various sites in Whangārei.

New Plymouth Cordon Count graphic showing mode share, 2023ViaStrada revised New Plymouth's active transport cordon count methodology, and analysed the 2023 data.

Single Stage Business Case report title pageViaStrada worked with WSP and Dunedin City Council to complete a Single-Stage Business Case (SSBC) to determine secure bicycle parking needs and locations within Dunedin central city.

Four concept drawings for intersection crossings on Clyde/ Forth StreetsViaStrada provided professional advice to council staff so they in turn could have a discussion with elected members regarding the Albany Street cycleway through the tertiary precinct.

30km/h Central City signWhat impact has a speed limit drop from 50 to 30 km/h had in the CBD after its implementation in March 2016? ViaStrada conducted studies in 2019 and again in 2022 to compare crash and safety outcomes.

e-scooter rider beside a pedestrian on a footpathViaStrada was commissioned by legal representatives of three e-scooter sharing companies to prepare an affidavit for the court on the safety and regulation of e-scooters. This follows on from our NZ Transport Agency Research Report 621 Regulations and safety for electric bicycles and other low-powered vehicles. 

Person using a mobility scooter, SH1 Broadway, KaikoheViaStrada was commissioned to provide information for potential projects in the Far North that relate to the key objectives of Waka Kotahi’s Climate Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Potential projects for CERF were focused on the three key areas in the Far North: Kaitaia, Kerikeri – Waipapa and Kaikohe. 

Welcome to Taupō road signViaStrada was commissioned by Taupō District Council to prepare a Speed Management Plan for their district. The Plan is based on the new Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) speed management policy and guidance and led to the creation of an interim implementation plan for safer speeds in Taupō.
 

TDM-infographicViaStrada supported Vitruvius by preparing an online StoryMap of Travel Demand Management case studies, assessing travel demand by each mode, existing and proposed networks, and the opportunity for mode shift if supported by various scenarios of behaviour change investments.