Research report on "Levels of service for walking" published

Posted on: September 8, 2020 at 8:10 AM    

Well done to Ann-Marie Head, Dave Smith and Becky Tuke for getting their research report on "Developing methodologies for improving customer levels of service for walking" published by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

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Hamish Kingsbury achieves FME Server Professional certification

Posted on: August 27, 2020 at 3:05 PM    

Congratulations to Hamish Kingsbury who is now a Safe Software Certified FME Server Professional.

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Mapping New Zealand's NO2 emissions during COVID lockdown

Posted on: August 19, 2020 at 9:36 AM    

Over the last few months, the internet has been rife with articles discussing the impacts of COVID-19, including a few contemplating the upsides for society and the environment.

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Data integration & automation - how much could your business save?

Posted on: August 17, 2020 at 3:25 PM    

Kaizen - the Japanese word for continuous improvement. While this is most often seen in business management and performance contexts, and often disregarded as another buzzword, its fundamental premise should not be. Continuous improvement is about making small, incremental improvements that in the short, medium, and long term add up to significant operational or financial benefits, as well as enhanced customer satisfaction.

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Automated text service

Posted on: August 12, 2020 at 1:58 PM    

Among the many responses that the COVID-19 situation requires, is the need to ensure accuracy and timeliness in all communications. Indeed, one of the biggest issues when we went into Level 4 was around confusion and mixed messaging being received.

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Vegetation Encroachment Analysis at Downstream Conference

Posted on: August 11, 2020 at 8:53 AM    

The Downstream conference is billed as “Energy Sector's Annual Strategic Forum” and was held in Wellington from 3-4 August 2020. Mark Thompson headed along to check out the conference, and to share our digital engineering and geospatial expertise in vegetation encroachment analysis.

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Minimum parking standards: One rule to rule them all?

Posted on: August 7, 2020 at 9:33 AM    

The other day, a colleague mentioned that a friend had invited her out to the new Westfield Mall in Newmarket. They were less than half a kilometre from the mall at the time, and yet the friend proposed to drive there. My colleague was appalled at the laziness of driving to somewhere so close, but the friend argued: “there’s free parking”. What this story illustrates is that if parking is there, people will use it.

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Treating Trauma Crash Risk like we treat Flood Risks

Posted on: August 6, 2020 at 10:12 AM    

A fatal crash is a relatively rare event in most localised areas, such as within a town or suburb, especially over short time periods. They are even more rare for individual road elements such as an intersection or short mid-block section.

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Abley Street Smart Newsletter - Winter 2020

Posted on: August 5, 2020 at 3:34 PM    

Have a read of our latest Street Smart newsletter, featuring creating walkable places, our award-winning app, training webinars for transport practitioners, augmented reality models, improving DOC roads and more!

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Leading the way in healthy and sustainable commuting

Posted on: August 3, 2020 at 2:38 PM    

In March 2020, Abley's People and Places team ran a staff survey to measure how everyone commutes to the office. This is something we’ve been doing for a few years now, in order to measure change over time. The timing of this survey was significant: it was just before the COVID lock-down, a distant era when we very rarely worked from home.

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