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.
The wind damage in McLeans Island Forest Park late last year was saddening to many members of the Abley team, being regular users of the park’s mountain biking tracks. The recent 12-hour day/nighter and 6 hour blast race event is an annual fixture in our calendar. When a park ranger from ECan approached us recently for engineering advice on the design of a safe road crossing for a temporary walking and cycle track, we were more than happy for Peter Cockrem to donate some time to help get the park up and running again for summer!
Abley is proud to announce that Barry Hayes has recently been accepted as a member of the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). NZPI supports programmes that foster links with fields of study allied to planning, so long as the core of planning knowledge and skills is maintained in a coherent fashion. Barry brings extensive experience both nationally and globally in a planning environment and is an integral part of our team.
Abley is proud to announce that Tracy Fleming (nee Allatt) is joining the Abley team later this month as a Senior Transportation Engineer. Tracy is well known throughout NZ and she has a reputation for work in the active transport, travel demand management and research areas. Tracy starts work on the 27 January and can be contacted at email@example.com
NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) latest newsletter features an article on accessibility, questioning how this can best be measured and quantified. The article entitled “Adding Accessibility to the Transport and Land Use Planning Mix” refers to research undertaken on accessibility modelling that was undertaken by Steve Abley and Derek Halden of Derek Halden Consultancy Ltd. The article can be viewedhere .
We are delighted to have Tracy Fleming joining the Abley team today. Tracy has extensive experience working in both local government and consultancy in New Zealand and abroad. She is an experienced transport engineer with project expertise involving and delivering policy development and implementation. For more information about Tracy's expertise, click here .
We are delighted to have Robyn Hyde joining the Abley team today as a Senior Transportaion Analyst. Robyn has three years consulting experience in the transport modelling area, as well as two years’ experience working in the regional government public transport sector. For more information on Robyn's area of expertise, click here.
Abley have invested in two new bikes for staff to use for commuting to meetings in the CBD. It has reduced travelling times by not being caught up in the ongoing road works that are part of every day life in Christchurch these days and eliminated parking issues.
Keeping up to date with what’s happening on Christchurch Central City roads has just become a little easier. This is thanks to work undertaken by Abley Transportation Consultants who provided large basemap outputs of varying scale for Canterbury Transport Operation Centre (CTOC). CTOC commissioned Abley to provide these maps as part of their initiative to provide Canterbury road users with more information to assist them to plan their journeys, minimise delays and reduce frustration on the roads. These are now being shown on CTV throughout the day. For a sample of the map outputs, click here.
Abley Transportation Consultants is proud to announce its sponsorship of the IPENZ Centenary. 2014 marks a century since the original body, the New Zealand Society of Civil Engineers, was formed. IPENZ will commemorate this significant milestone by running a number of events and activities around the country. The full programme of events can be downloaded from the IPENZ Centenarywebsite.