Abley Transportation Consultants are thrilled to have our innovative work recognised at the "Bike to the Future" Awards, announced at the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress (APCC). The APCC is the southern hemisphere’s premier cycle planning and industry conference, bringing together key cycling experts, researchers and enthusiasts from around the world, which is being held in Christchurch 18-20 October 2017.
Winner - Bikes in Business Award: TravelWhiz
This category covers businesses and organisations that have made significant efforts to encourage and support cycling for its staff, customers, and/or clients, for example bike parking, changing facilities, employee support, incentive programmes and company pool bikes. We developed an innovative product called ‘TravelWhiz’, which is a behavioural change programme designed to better inform people about travel choices for getting to/from work and provides a number of supporting initiatives to encourage people to bike to work. A short video (travelwhiz-update-Medium.mov) on TravelWhiz supported the award nomination and TravelWhiz was recently featured on Stuff.
For more details about TravelWhiz, refer to our flyer (PDF, 2MB)
Highly Commended - Innovation Hub Award: Cycling Network Guidance
This category covers the design, engineering or construction of a cycling facility and relates to innovative planning processes, materials, designs, partnerships, procurement or delivery models. This is a joint award with the NZ Transport Agency, Abley Transportation Consultants and Viastrada for best practice developing New Zealand’s Cycle Network Guidance. The guide aims to promote a consistent, best-practice approach to cycling network and route planning throughout New Zealand. It sets out a principles-based process for deciding what cycling provision is desirable, and provides best-practice guidance for the design of cycleways.