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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Pink Ribbon Breakfast at Abley

Posted on: July 30, 2020 at 10:59 AM    

On Tuesday 28th July, Abley "came together for good" to host a Pink Ribbon breakfast for around 40 clients and ladies from Women in Urbanism, to help raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. 

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Abley team take on the ultimate Master Chef Challenge

Posted on: July 17, 2020 at 2:35 PM    

On Wednesday 1st July, a group of 20 Abley Christchurch staff and partners enjoyed a fun evening out at the Riverside Kitchen cook school.

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Tactical Urbanism Tip #5: Crowd Sourcing Feedback

Posted on: July 13, 2020 at 2:22 PM    

As an extension to our Tactical Urbanism Tip #4: Monitoring, there are some great options for crowd sourcing feedback on your installations.

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Tactical Urbanism Tip #4: Monitoring

Posted on: July 13, 2020 at 1:57 PM    

One of Tactical Urbanism’s many taglines is “short term action for long term change”, which is also the name of Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia’s 2015 book, well worth a read for those interested in this subject. 

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Wellness week at work

Posted on: July 2, 2020 at 1:18 PM    

In celebration of Wellbeing Week (22-28 June), Abley introduced some new wellbeing initiatives and organised some wellness-focused activities for the team.

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Sustainable solutions to fight climate change

Posted on: June 17, 2020 at 2:13 PM    

As individuals, an industry and a country, we’ve fought hard against COVID-19 and can now (cautiously) enjoy the privileges of being in a country with very few cases of the virus remaining. Can we now step up and fight climate change with the same collective commitment?  

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Abley success in hackathon #HackForBetterDays

Posted on: June 11, 2020 at 12:37 PM    

Abley's Web & Software Development team entry "Solitude" was recently awarded first place in Oceania for the HERE Technologies’ virtual hackathon #HackForBetterDays.

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Tactical Urbanism Tip #3: Road Safety

Posted on: June 10, 2020 at 8:48 AM    

Getting sign off to implement a tactical urbanism project often comes down to road safety. While in the transport industry we understand the safety impacts of more traditional projects, tactical urbanism is novel and can bring with it a ‘fear of the unknown’. Key considerations when weighing up the level of road safety risk include: 

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