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New Member for Urban Design Forum

Posted on: 9 January 2015     Tags:

We are pleased to announce that Jeanette Ward is now a member of the Urban Design Forum (UDF) National Committee.  UDF promotes good urban design in New Zealand and promote cross-disciplinary understanding of urban design amongst urban professionals.  For more information on UDF, please visit

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Cross-Disciplinary Transport Health Team Appointment

Posted on: 6 January 2015    

The linkage between the health benefits of a well-functioning and designed transportation system and increasingly well known.  

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Christchurch Retail Precinct Plan

Posted on: 23 December 2014    

One of the key Christchurch earthquake recovery coordination Anchor Projects, the Retail Precinct, was released this month with assistance from Abley Transportation Consultants.  Abley is very proud to have assisted with the preparation of this plan providing advice on how the central city retail area can be accessed and serviced with the greatest ease.  The Retail Precinct Plan can be found here

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Abley Team Enjoys Festive Season

Posted on: 15 December 2014     Tags:

The team from Abley Transportation Consultants celebrated their Christmas party on Saturday. 

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Christmas Shutdown

Posted on: 3 December 2014     Tags:

Abley Transportation Consultants office will close at 5pm Tuesday 23rd December and reopen at 9am on Monday 5 January.

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Abley Research published by NZ Transport Agency

Posted on: 26 November 2014     Tags: ,

The NZ Transport Agency have recently published a research report that Abley were commissioned to write. 

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Endurance Pays off for Abley Team

Posted on: 24 November 2014     Tags:

A team of six runners ventured south in the weekend to compete in the inaugural Queenstown International Marathon. It was a spectacular course that started in Arrowtown (for the marathon runners), near the Shotover River (for the half-marathon runners) and Frankton for the 10km runners.  Unfortunately the weather gods were not smiling down on Queenstown on Saturday, but this did not detract from the course, though it did mean a rather soggy finish for all.  Ann-Marie Head completed her first marathon, Ruby Kim her first half marathon and Aimee Dunne her first 10km run.  Other runners included Paul Durdin, Jared White and Nichola Blue who all completed the half marathon. It was a great effort by all and I’m sure one to be repeated next year!

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Abley win Road Safety Poster Award at recent ARSPRE Conference

Posted on: 20 November 2014     Tags: ,

Paul Durdin and Dale Harris recently attended the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference (ARSPRE) in Melbourne, where Dale took out the award for “Road Safety Poster Award”.

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Jeanette Ward awarded Masters of Engineering in Transportation

Posted on: 20 November 2014     Tags:

We are very pleased to announce that Jeanette Ward has recently been awarded her Masters of Engineering in Transportation (MET).  Jeanette’s one year project was on - “A decision making framework for assessing the merits of One-way and Two-way streets”.  Jeanette’s project was motivated by the diverse views on the Christchurch central city one-way street conversion proposal and the need for a robust decision making tool as other New Zealand cities are also investigating conversions.  The research did not conclude which type of street is the best in a generic sense, but focused on what each city needs to consider so it aligns with what is trying to be achieved.  The research involved a literature review, industry interviews and a case study.  The case study was the potential conversion of a pair of one-way streets in Dunedin to two-way.  Congratulations Jeanette we are very proud of you. 

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Seven Abstracts accepted for IPENZ Conference in 2015

Posted on: 4 November 2014     Tags:

We are delighted to announce that six of our staff had abstracts accepted for the IPENZ Transportation Group Conference being held in Christchurch from 22-24 March 2015.  Those successful staff are Aimee Dunne “Metro Bus Service Review”, Courtney Groundwater “School Travel Plans”, Dale Harris “Developing a Risk Prediction Model for a Safe System Signature Project”, Haris Zia “Enhanced Identification  of High-Risk Intersections”, Jeanette Ward "Rebuilding Kaiapoi – The next instalment” and Stacy Rendall for “Pedestrian Crossings” and “Safety Around Schools.” Congratulations to these staff. 

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