2020 NZ Transportation Conference highlights

Posted on: March 19, 2020 at 9:01 AM    

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.

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Auckland team take on 'Round the Bays'

Posted on: March 18, 2020 at 3:26 PM    

The Abley Auckland team participated in the Ports of Auckland 'Round the Bays' fun run again this year, held on Sunday 8th March. 

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Land Development team field trip

Posted on: March 17, 2020 at 2:59 PM    

In early March, our Land Development team went out and about in Auckland to take a first-hand look at some major development areas, including new subdivisions, residential dwellings and schools. 

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Taking on the bike to work challenge

Posted on: March 13, 2020 at 10:55 AM    

Picture this: Monday morning 8:00am, you’re on your way to work, you turn out of your quiet street to get to the main road and you can see bumper to bumper traffic all the way up the road. A 15 minute drive has now turned into 45 minutes+.

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An agile approach to business

Posted on: March 11, 2020 at 12:02 PM    

To further ignite Abley's agile journey, some of our Software Development team members attended the third annual Agile Christchurch Conference held at the Hagley Oval on 21st February 2020.

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Even if we can bike to places, are we still driving?

Posted on: March 10, 2020 at 11:16 AM    

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).

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2020 Transportation Group Conference

Posted on: March 9, 2020 at 12:43 PM    

The focus of this year’s Transportation Group Conference is “Equity in Transportation”. The speakers and delegates will explore what it means to develop transport solutions that are multi-modal, environmentally friendly, healthier and safer for all. 

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Abley Auckland team's "Sub Football" success

Posted on: February 28, 2020 at 3:43 PM    

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. 

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Shane Turner's experience at TRB 2020: the Safe System Approach

Posted on: February 26, 2020 at 9:38 AM    

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.

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Abley joins the Diversity Agenda Accord

Posted on: February 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM    

On 20 February 2020, Abley proudly joined other New Zealand engineering and architecture firms in making the ultimate commitment to diversity and inclusion, by becoming an official signatory of the newly launched Diversity Agenda Accord.

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