The recent news coverage of the Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) agency’s recently released Prosperity Index has generated significant discussion. The index measures prosperity across Auckland at the local board level and identifies how prosperity, as measured across a range of indicators, varies across Auckland.
The recently issued GPS on Land Transport identifies accelerated implementation of the Speed Management Guide as a key strategy for reducing death and serious injury on our roads. This priority draws on a substantial evidence that proves small reductions in travelling speed can generate large reductions in crashes, both by number and severity of outcome. Having speed management at the core of a forgiving road transport system seems inherently sensible; yet there remains considerable public resistance to proposals that reduce speed limits.
The Australasian Pedestrian Crossing Facility Selection tool was first released in 2014, allowing practitioners throughout New Zealand and Australia to assess a wide range of possible crossing options at both midblock and intersection locations.
The Abley team are pleased to have completed the Austroads ‘Best Practice in Road Safety Infrastructure Programs’ research report which is now available online.
New Zealand is a diverse place. We have achieved much in the last 800 years of habitation, but remain relatively unpopulated. This means there is a contrast between our main cities and the rest of the country. For the majority of the population, congestion and safety aren’t the real deciders on how or when to travel. Where they live and work and how they travel between the two are inexorably linked due to a lack of real alternatives.
Blog written by Nick Dragunow, Graduate GIS Consultant
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