We are delighted to announce that Abley’s Steve Abley has been awarded the IPENZ MacLean Citation for distinguished service in the advancement of engineering practice and leadership in the profession. Steve’s service to IPENZ includes being Chairman of the Canterbury branch, an IPENZ Governing Board Member, served on the Competency Assessment Board, Engineering Practice Board, and the Engineering Practice Advisory Committee. More recently Steve has chaired the Institution’s Code of Ethics Review Working Group. Steve has shown dedication and diplomacy with his dealings on behalf of IPENZ and this citation acknowledges this achievement. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement.
We are pleased to support the upcoming Canterbury Regional Active Transport (CAT) Forum being held on Monday 2 February. The CAT Forum is a multi-party forum for those within the region who have an interest in the development and promotion of active transport. The Forum was set up by Environment Canterbury to encourage information sharing and cross sector action between agencies.
Abley recently provided advice to the Selwyn District Council that resulted in NZ Transport Agency funding for a new cycle path between Rolleston and Lincoln.
Abley’s Steve Abley, Dave Smith and Stacy Rendall have developed the Australasian Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool for Austroads. The tool has been designed to help Australian and New Zealand practitioners select the most appropriate type of pedestrian crossing based on walkability, safety and economic outcomes.
Abley Transportation Consultants is very proud to be enabling communities to connect better through active transport.
One of the key Christchurch earthquake recovery coordination Anchor Projects, the Retail Precinct, was released this month with assistance from Abley Transportation Consultants. Abley is very proud to have assisted with the preparation of this plan providing advice on how the central city retail area can be accessed and serviced with the greatest ease. The Retail Precinct Plan can be found here.
A business case for a footbridge in Lake Tekapo, prepared by Abley for Mackenzie District Council, has recently received funding approval from the NZ Transport Agency.
We are pleased to announce that Jeanette Ward is now a member of the Urban Design Forum (UDF) National Committee. UDF promotes good urban design in New Zealand and promote cross-disciplinary understanding of urban design amongst urban professionals. For more information on UDF, please visit www.urbandesignforum.org.nz
The linkage between the health benefits of a well-functioning and designed transportation system and increasingly well known.