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:

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. 

1)	Fiilleul Street carpark, site with the highest percent occupancy on weekendsDunedin City Council staff asked ViaStrada to set up and complete a survey of parking demand in the city centre. The aim was to provide a comprehensive picture of parking usage over time (during the day and week) to inform future parking strategies.

Cordon Survey map showing survey boundary inner city DunedinDunedin City Council commissioned ViaStrada to develop and run the third annual iteration report of the ‘cordon count’, providing a snapshot of how people arrive at and travel through central Dunedin. "Cordon” refers to an imaginary boundary around the central city where surveyors were located at the most important entry/exit locations along this boundary. Surveyors were positioned at 26 sites around the central city to count the people and vehicles passing by over two days during the morning peak from 7:30-9:30 am.

 

 

Sample webmap pageThe Department of Conservation commissioned a report and webmap to summarise the transportation context for the Waiau Weheka Westland long term visitor plan.

Bollard pictureWhakatāne District Council asked ViaStrada to provide a wayfinding signage plan for Whakatāne District's walking and cycling network. Its focus: how can we help people (and visitors) navigate their community?

Maps of Shuttles in the scope areThe Department of Conservation (DOC) commissioned ViaStrada to create a web map application about transport-related content in Mackenzie District, Upper Waitiaki District and a part of Waimate District.

Buffered cycle lanePalmerston North City Council plans to invest $2.9M in urban cycleways over the 19/20 and 20/21 financial years. ViaStrada has developed a public facing, graphically rich masterplan to help guide that investment – including a range of cycleways and supporting education and encouragement activity recommendations. The work included the development of an interactive online map. Concurrent with the masterplan, ViaStrada developed a single stage business case to NZ Transport Agency requirements, delivered in 2020.