This year's Engineering New Zealand Transportation Group Conference was held in Christchurch from 11-13 March. Two hundred delegates from both the private and public sectors descended on the newly restored Town Hall. Massive thanks to the conference committee, Harding Consultants, and all the sponsors and speakers who organised this excellent conference.
If the places we visit are within cycling distance, do we drive less? Is it really accessibility that is stopping us from using our bike to visit work, the supermarket, doctors and schools or is it something more such as behaviour or convenience? This is the question I wanted to answer through research for my masters, comparing transport accessibility to vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT).
Last week marked the Abley Auckland team's final match against the "Legions of Doom" in our Sub Football tournament. The victory for this game went to the Abley team with a score of 21-2. There were a few ups and down during the 10-match league with 4 losses and 6 wins, but the fun we had and team bonding was the ultimate outcome for us all.
In January 2020, Shane Turner attended the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting in Washington DC, USA. Here is Shane's latest blog about his learnings and experience at this conference.