Recently at the Locate 16 Conference in Melbourne Australia, Abley's Dale Harris won the 2015 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award for Technical Excellence for her work on 'Vehicle Speed and Curve Risk Modelling for Road Safety'. The judges' citation on Dale's work reads as follows:
The 19th of November was an extra special night for Interpret and Abley as we were fortunate enough to receive six awards at the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards held at Te Papa in Wellington. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to embark on projects and problems for clients that test our geospatial capabilities, and an absolute thrill to be recognised by the GIS community for the results we are getting. We are so pleased to be able to share our success with our valued clients and continue to show that we have the skills and people to get challenging work completed to a consistently high standard.
Abley staff continue to demonstrate technical brilliance and be recognised by their peers for their outstanding work. At the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT) recent awards dinner, Jeanette Ward won the Ministry of Transport’s outstanding achievement award for her masters thesis on ‘Two Way and One Way Streets’. A criteria of the win was the originality of the research and its ability to improve aspects of transport planning and policy. Behind the scenes particular recognition was given to the crossover the research provides between the different professions, not just engineering. Congratualtions Jeanette on a well deserved win.
With a theme of “Taking Action Together”, this year’s Australasian Road Safety Conference took place on the Gold Coast in October 2015. This is the largest road safety conference in Australasia with over 650 delegates attending, and more than 160 papers presented. The multi-disciplinary event featured representatives from all facets of road and transport safety including research, policing, teaching, practice and policy. Abley’s Dale Harris won the ‘Best Young Researcher’ award for her work on 'road safety risk prediction methodology for low volume rural roads'. Traditional risk assessment techniques rely on crash history which make it difficult to predict risk in low traffic volume areas. This groundbreaking research uses geospatial data and innovative techniques to identify road curvature risk, independent of road crash history. The results of this new research have been shared with road controlling authorities and support road safety improvements. Dale's latest award reinforces Abley's position as a leader in road safety innovation.
It was announced today that Abley had been selected as a finalist in the Cycle Fridley Awards being held in Nelson at the 2 WalkandCycle Conference. The award recognises the commitment of a business supporting cycling and specifically relates to our design work at McLeans Island Forest Park.