Tips for working with Road Controlling Authorities

Posted on: 14 August 2018    

In recent times, Abley has provided traffic advice on several developments where a new vehicle access or changes to an existing vehicle access was required.

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Speed management workshops

Posted on: 13 August 2018    

Inappropriate or excessive speed is a major road safety issue in New Zealand and Australia, resulting in approximately a third of road accident deaths. Haris Zia of Abley is running a series of workshops throughout September in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Brisbane as part of a research project commissioned by Austroads into the applicability of Infrastructure Risk Rating (IRR) for use by State and Local Governments. 

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Has anyone seen the school cycle parking?

Posted on: 10 August 2018    

School cycle parking.  Such a simple thing to provide - one would think.  Penny Gray recently presented at the 2WalkandCycle conference, and examined the lack of guidance in providing good cycle parking in schools. This has resulted in insufficient, poorly designed, inconveniently placed, poorly kept cycle parking in many schools. A situation that does not encourage cycling to school.

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Tactical urbanism at 2WALKandCYCLE conference in Palmerston North

Posted on: 6 August 2018    

It’s true, Palmy rocks!  This was confirmed at the 2WALKandCYCLE conference, held from 30 July - 1 August 2018 in Palmerston North.  I had heard earlier in the year at the Urbanism NZ Conference that there was a big push to revive the heart of the city through events and funky urban initiatives such as parklets and street art. I wasn’t disappointed, as the Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) had laid it on with some tactical urbanism right in front of the conference centre.  Overnight they had painted the drop off area and adjacent intersection, and chucked some bean bags around on the entrance forecourt – boom! 

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Diversity in the workplace: Creating better allies

Posted on: 2 August 2018    

Blog written by Kyle Turnbull, Graduate Spatial Adviser, Abley

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Canterbury Road Trauma Awards

Posted on: 2 August 2018    

In conjunction with The New Zealand Transport Agency, Abley are proud to support the 2018 Canterbury Road Trauma Awards. 

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School gate chaos - what measures can we take?

Posted on: 27 July 2018    

Did you enjoy your commute last week? Did you find your normal 30 minute stop start drive was reduced to less than 20 minutes, with a straight run to the office? It's well known that the volume of traffic is noticably reduced during the school holidays. But it’s not just a congestion issue drivers face during the school term.  This extra traffic also increases the risk of accidents around schools and exacerbates air quality problems, which in turn affects the health of the whole community.

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Esri User Conference - San Diego (9-13 July 2018)

Posted on: 16 July 2018    

There are many ways in which you could write a blog post about the Esri User Conference. You could list impressive stats, such as the 17,901 attendees from 142 countries who submitted more than 1,700 maps to the Map Gallery. 

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This year’s ‘Black and Bling’ midwinter do was an excellent fling

Posted on: 6 July 2018    

The Christchurch office’s mid-winter do was held this year in the stunning surrounds of Mona Vale. The ‘black and bling’ theme produced an array of shiny, glittery party goers, the gents in dapper suits with slicked back hair and the ladies sparkling their LBD’s and heels. After a very tasty three course meal and delicious wines, the music started with the excellent live band ‘Soul Shine‘. Within five minutes, tentative toe tapping morphed into a leg stamping, hip gyrating, heaving, rock n roll jive of a dancing event which went on for hours. At midnight sweaty and exhilarated we tumbled out ready to move on to the next venue. The next day my aching hips and feet let me know I’m not 20 anymore but nevermind, it was a great night! Until next time Christchurch office – you sure know how to throw a good party. Written by Vanessa Sears, Business Coordinator.

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Five abstracts accepted for the 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference

Posted on: 6 July 2018    

We are delighted to announce that five abstracts submitted by Abley staff have been accepted for presentation at the Australasian Road Safety Conference to be held 3 - 5 October in Sydney this year.

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