Get involved in NZ Transport Agency's Hackathon 2019

Posted on: 18 February 2019    

The New Zealand Transport Agency have recently announced another Hackathon event, to be held from 15-17 March 2019 in Auckland. This year's theme is “Mode+Alt+Shift, Moving People / Not Machines", challenging participants to unleash the potential of technology to open up people’s travel choices in New Zealand.

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Step by step - Why walking matters

Posted on: 13 February 2019    

Numbers do not lie and unfortunately these numbers tell me something I have been trying to ignore over the Christmas and New Year break. Yes, I will finally admit it. I am officially overweight by Ministry of Health standards. But why am I making this confession in a work blog? This is why…

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Nick Rabbets from TRICS is visiting in February

Posted on: 11 February 2019    

Abley are proud to host a Christchurch workshop led by Nick Rabbets, the Managing Director of TRICS Consortium UK.  Nick is travelling across Australia and New Zealand to present up to two, hour long workshops which will cover the role of the Trips Database Bureau (TDB), a how to guide to using the TRICS database and the new survey guidelines.  Nick will be in Christchurch on the 28th February and will be presenting at the Abley Office located on 137 Victoria Street.  The workshop runs from 2pm-4pm followed by drinks.  Nick will also be presenting at the Auckland and Wellington Beca offices on the 22nd and 23rd of February respectively.

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New Abley Board member: Welcome to Kelly Smith

Posted on: 30 January 2019    

Abley are pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Smith to their Board of Directors.  Kelly will join existing Board Members David Pimblott, Ross Major and Paul Durdin, as an independent director and will provide strategic and business planning expertise.

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Courtney returns to Abley

Posted on: 28 January 2019    

Courtney Groundwater has returned to Abley after time working in Colombia and the UK. In the UK Courtney was working in a Transport Strategy and Economics team, managing and contributing to the development of business cases across a range of transport infrastructure including light rail, road safety and the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street in London. Courtney is excited to return to her roots at Abley, bring an extended set of skills and fresh international perspective to the New Zealand transport sector.

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Red light running rampant in Christchurch

Posted on: 24 January 2019    

Abley was approached recently to comment on the results of a Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) survey of 15 city intersections, which found red lights were ignored 8170 times in just 24 hours, or 340 times per hour.

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Merry Christmas from Abley!

Posted on: 14 December 2018    

Merry Christmas to you and your families, we hope you have safe and happy holidays ahead!

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Urban growth: Challenging times for planners

Posted on: 13 December 2018    

Growth is often in the headlines and is a key metric of a successful economy. A growing economy is seen as successful economy.

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Abley Street Smart Newsletter - Summer 2018

Posted on: 4 December 2018    

Have a read of our latest Street Smart newsletter, featuring a new way to measure accessibility, the National Speed Limit Register, transport modelling for Geraldine and meet our new team members.

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Digital Twins

Posted on: 29 November 2018    

This year Gartner, in their annual Top 10 Strategic Technologies Trends list, put Digital Twins at the number 4 spot, just behind all Autonomous Things, Augmented Analytics and AI-Driven Development.  This is a pretty meteoric rise for Digital Twins which didn’t make the 2016 list at all, jumped in at number 5 in 2017 list, moved to number 4 in 2018 and has held its position in 2019.

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