Should Vision Zero be adopted in New Zealand?

Posted on: 29 May 2018    

The Government Policy Statement 2018/19 for Land Transport has identified road safety as a key strategic priority, to reflect an increased ambition for delivering a land transport system free of death and serious injury.  There is support to develop a new road safety strategy and action plan over the next 12-18 months and the Government is currently considering whether the ‘Vision Zero’ framework should be applied in New Zealand. 

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The Esri App Zoo

Posted on: 18 May 2018    

If you are an Esri user, you will know that there are a lot of products to choose from. Esri lists 29 apps on their website, these apps are integrated with the wider Esri product suite and often can be accessed as part of an ArcGIS Online subscription. This blog summarises the functionality of 11 popular Esri apps.

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Increasing Prosperity; Expanding Travel Horizons?

Posted on: 17 May 2018    

The recent news coverage of the Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) agency’s recently released Prosperity Index[1] 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.  

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Webinar: Best Practice in Road Safety Infrastructure Programs

Posted on: 17 May 2018    

On Tuesday 15 May, Paul Durdin and Dave Smith presented a webinar on "Best Practice in Road Safety Infrastructure Programs", in conjunction with Austroads. 

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Will 30km/h speed limits in city centres make any difference?

Posted on: 10 May 2018    

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. 

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Road Safety - progress toward "Vision Zero"

Posted on: 8 May 2018    

Abley’s Managing Director Steve Abley is currently attending the gisworx conference in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he is presenting on Abley’s strategic approach to road safety through the use of GIS technology.

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New brand - we are now "Abley"

Posted on: 30 April 2018    

As of 1 May 2018, Abley Transportation Consultants and Interpret Geospatial Solutions are moving forward as one brand, Abley.

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New updates to Australasian Pedestrian Crossing Facility Selection Tool

Posted on: 26 April 2018    

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.

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Auckland team adventure to Goat Island

Posted on: 18 April 2018    

Written by Nick Dragunow, Graduate Spatial Analyst

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Austroad’s research report published

Posted on: 17 April 2018    

The Abley team are pleased to have completed the Austroads ‘Best Practice in Road Safety Infrastructure Programs’ research report which is now available online. 

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