An abstract authored by Paul Durdin entitled "Providing Transport Choice: providing decision makers with metrics that measure competition between modes" has been accepted for the 7th International Urban Design Conference. Paul will be presenting his findings at the conference in Adelaide from 1 - 3 September 2014
As a result of continued growth at Abley, we have recently employed the services of Andrew Wilson , our full-time CAD Technician. Andrew has eight years’ experience in CAD Design and most recently has worked on CAD design drawings ranging from content for reports, traffic management plans through to full intersection designs and road alignments. Andrew is a welcome addition to the team.
The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is dedicated to preventing more than 3,500 road deaths that occur every day worldwide. Once a year, iRAP brings together the best of the best from around the world to share their road safety and RAP ideas, innovations and outcomes. This year, Paul Durdin , has been invited to attend the annual workshop in Melbourne in September in recognition of his contribution in developing Urban KiwiRAP risk mapping protocols.
Four abstracts submitted to the 2014 2Walk and Cycle Conference by Abley staff have been accepted. Courtney Groundwater will present of the value of walking and cycling for an entire city. Ann-Marie Head will present on forecasting demand for new and upgraded cycle infrastructure. Stacy Rendall’s presentation reports the outcomes of research that aims to develop a web-based tool applicable in both New Zealand and Australia to assist practitioners to select the most appropriate pedestrian crossing and the right location. Jeanette Ward will present on balancing walking and cycling in town centre environments. The conference is being held in Nelson from 29 – 31 October.
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