Balance for Better

Posted on: March 12, 2019 at 9:02 AM    

Friday 8th March was International Women’s Day. It was great to see so many positive messages across social media and news channels in support of women all over the world. This year, the theme was #BalanceforBetter so I decided to take the opportunity to reflect on my first year working in an industry that’s tackling a serious gender imbalance. 

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Courtney's key takeaways from the Transportation Group Conference 2019

Posted on: March 8, 2019 at 9:28 AM    

This week I was lucky enough to attend the annual EngNZ Transportation Group conference - always one of the highlights of my year. This year's theme, "The Changing Face of Transport", was particularly relevant. Not only in the context of Central Government change, and the associated policy changes that fall out of that, but in the changes we are seeing globally around drivers for transport investment and the form in which transport infrastructure is being delivered. 

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New road risk assessment tool to assist with speed management

Posted on: March 6, 2019 at 2:56 PM    

Abley are delighted to share our recent research for Austroads demonstrating the application of proactive road risk models in Australia, accompanied by an Infrastructure Risk Rating (IRR) online tool. 

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Award wins at Transportation Group NZ Conference 2019

Posted on: March 6, 2019 at 1:40 PM    

Congratulations to Rebecca Tuke for winning the 2019 3M Traffic Safety Young Professional award, announced at the Transportation Group Conference dinner held at Parliament in Wellington on 5th March. 

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Abley at Round the Bays 2019

Posted on: March 5, 2019 at 2:07 PM    

Abley Auckland staff and 26,000 other Aucklanders participated in the annual Ports of Auckland Round the Bays on March 3, 2019.  The run was an 8.4km race along Auckland’s scenic waterfront and the very fine weather made for an excellent morning of running. The hot weather and large crowd were some challenges facing Abley’s ten runners, but all finished the course in competitive times.

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Jeanette Ward announced Chair for ENZ Transportation Group

Posted on: March 5, 2019 at 12:52 PM    

Congratulations to Jeanette Ward, who has recently been appointed National Committee Chair of the ENZ Transportation Group.

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When sharing nicely doesn’t work any more

Posted on: February 28, 2019 at 9:42 AM    

Recent news that Auckland’s Northwestern cycleway is sparking conflict between pedestrians and cyclists raises some questions about the nature and operation of shared paths. In this case, cyclists travelling at up to 40kph have been deemed a danger to pedestrians sharing the path, and walking buses have been cancelled.

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Attending the Esri Developer Summit

Posted on: February 27, 2019 at 2:45 PM    

From 3-8th March 2019, I (Stacy Rendall, Principal Developer & Research Specialist) will be in Palm Springs, California to attend the Esri Developer Summit.

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Abley's involvement at the Engineering NZ Transportation Group Conference 2019

Posted on: February 26, 2019 at 9:59 AM     Tags:

Abley has a significant presence at this year’s Transportation Group conference, with seven abstracts accepted for presentation in road safety, active transport and planning. In addition, Bridget Carden is a finalist for the 3M Innovation Award and Jeanette Ward will become (the first female) chair of the Transportation Group National Committee going forward.

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Nick Rabbets from TRICS is visiting in February

Posted on: February 18, 2019 at 1:54 PM    

Abley are proud to host a Christchurch workshop led by Nick Rabbets, the Managing Director of TRICS Consortium UK.  Nick is travelling across Australia and New Zealand to present up to two, hour long workshops which will cover the role of the Trips Database Bureau (TDB), a how to guide to using the TRICS database and the new survey guidelines.  Nick will be in Christchurch on the 28th February and will be presenting at the Abley Office located on 137 Victoria Street.  The workshop runs from 2pm-4pm followed by drinks.  Nick will also be presenting at the Auckland and Wellington Beca offices on the 22nd and 23rd of February respectively.

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