Glen Koorey

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Director – Principal Transportation Engineer & Transportation Planner
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027 739 6905


Dr Glen Koorey, PhD ME Cantuar, CMEngNZ, joined ViaStrada in a full time capacity in April 2016, having spent the previous 12 years with the University of Canterbury, and prior to that with Opus International Consultants. Previously he was with ViaStrada between March-May 2010 in a part-time capacity, as the first part of his 2010 university sabbatical. He has a PhD in Transportation Engineering, as well as ME(Civil), BSc(CompSci), and BE(Hons)(Civil) degrees, all from Canterbury University. Glen is well known in the transportation engineering community in New Zealand, and regularly presents at conferences and other forums.

Glen was a senior lecturer in transportation engineering at the University of Canterbury from March 2004, with an emphasis on applying practical exercises in both teaching and research where students could actively contribute to the sector. He taught in a range of subjects in Transportation and Traffic Planning, Traffic Engineering and Management, Highway Geometric Design, Road Safety, and Engineering Design. He also undertook research and consulting work across a range of areas, particularly in planning/design for walking & cycling, speed/traffic management, and road safety analysis. As an academic, Glen travelled extensively internationally to study overseas practices in many aspects of transport.

Since joining ViaStrada, Glen has been involved in policy work for revising walking/cycling road rules, reviewing speed limits for areas and corridors, updating the NZTA Pedestrian & Cycling Network Guidance, road safety audits and the development of new NZ pedestrian/cycle railway crossing design guidelines. He has also worked on such diverse topics as low-powered mobility devices, school road safety clusters, 'Bikes in Schools' programmes, highway fatigue safety strategies, contra-flow cycleways, future transport technologies, trials of new signs/markings/signals and Safety Audit & Network Functionality (SANF) reviews. As a skilled presenter, he has also continued to deliver university transport course guest lectures and industry training workshops.

Some services that Glen can provide at ViaStrada include:

  • Traffic calming design/review and development of speed management plans
  • Planning, design and audit/review of provision for walking and cycling
  • Design and analysis of traffic and research studies
  • Project safety audits of new and existing roads and pathways
  • Review/amendment of existing land transport rules and regulations
  • Road safety and crash investigation/reduction studies
  • Development and review of technical/policy guidelines for transport
  • Future transport technologies / "Mobility as a Service" (MaaS)
  • Simulation modelling of rural highways and overtaking opportunities
  • Geometric design of rural roads, urban streets, and intersections
  • Guest lecturing and training course delivery on transport topics

User Publications

How do we measure Harm in Transport? (TG2023)
Implications from the study of Road Transport Accident Costs
How do we measure Harm in Land Transport? (ARSC)
Research note 006: Infrastructure for quick-build cycleways
Hidden Harm: Walking Injuries in Auckland
Pathways for chartered transportation professionals in NZ
Cycling Network Guidance updates
NZAA: Speed Management & Cycle Planning/Design
Colour my world: safe, sensible surfaces
Cycling and the law: Road Rules around biking
Does speed greatly affect travel time?
Cycling Infrastructure: If you build it, will they come? (and will they be safe?)
Who should control Mobility as a Service?
Mechanics and politics of changing a speed limit
Has the Christchurch Central City 30km/h zone worked?
Dunedin Schools Cluster – a precinct approach to safety
Developing and implementing local speed management plans
The future of transport will be MaaS-ive...
Neighbourhood Greenways – the missing piece of the puzzle
Transport resilience and earthquakes – lessons from Christchurch
Patterns in NZ truck-bike crashes
Factors influencing red light running
E-bike and low-powered vehicles standards and safety
Designing safer railway crossings for walking and cycling
Moving on from the almighty car: Future transport in Christchurch
Developing options for contraflow cycleways
Changing rural speed limits
Review of Road User Rules for people walking and cycling
Making the case for lower speeds: tackling the concerns
Four types of cyclist
Learnings from cycling in Europe
Making space in narrow cross sections
The effect of cycle lanes on cycling numbers and safety
Effect of on-street parking on traffic speeds
The feasibility of implementing international "pedestrian crosswalk" laws in New Zealand
High Visibility and Cycling ‐ Balancing Safety and Culture
Assessment of bicycle lane separators (TG)
Assessing the environmental capacity of local residential streets
Putting the “e” into advocate: online content management systems
Effect of road bendiness on traffic crashes
The effects of the Pages Road cycle lane on traffic flow operations and cyclist safety
Fundamentals of Planning and Design for Cycling: course notes
Building our way out of congestion
Planning for certainty through sustainable transportation
Accommodating cyclists at signalised intersections
Planning and design for cycling: developing best practice in New Zealand
How safe are roundabouts for cyclists?