Well done to Haris Zia, who had his award-winning paper published in the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) journal. Haris won “Best Paper by a New Practitioner” at the ACRS Awards held 6-8 September 2016 in Canberra. The paper presents a geospatial process to automate the calculation of Infrastucture Risk Rating (IRR), which is an important tool for NZ Transport Agency's Speed Management Guide.
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.
This week marks Road Safety Week, which helps raise awareness of the terrible carnage on New Zealand roads. The theme for 2014 is “Tune in to road safety’. When using roads, we all need to tune in to road safety and give it our full attention - particularly if we're at the wheel, but also when we're cycling, walking, skating, running, you name it - to keep ourselves and others safe. Abley has made a significant contribution in the road safety space over the years with the various project work we have completed. More recently we have developed story maps which show the top 20 high risk intersections in New Zealand and speed camera locations in New Zealand . For information on the development of story maps, please contact Kurt Janssen .