We play a central role in planning New Zealand’s ever-changing transport system through the application of leading tools and a collaborative approach. We also have specialist skills in designing transport infrastructure, combining design criteria with insights regarding the local environment and users.



Dave Smith

Technical Director, Transportation Planning
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Stephen Carruthers

Associate Transportation Planner

Transport Planning

The long-term development of a sustainable transport network depends on sound policy and planning. We work alongside stakeholders to help to develop transport strategy, policies and objectives by providing clear information to decision-makers and quantifying the effects of policy change.

Our transport planning services include:

  • Transport modelling (macro, meso, micro and intersection scale)
  • GIS-based accessibility modelling
  • Network Operating Plans (NOPs)
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Strategic and programme business case development
  • Public transport planning, procurement and strategy

Asset and Network Management

Our team deliver solutions that capture existing asset conditions and analyse how interventions can effectively address broader network outcomes to support decision making. We are experienced in utilising existing data sets to efficiently “build the picture”, stakeholder workshops to identify objectives and testing scenarios to determine the optimal use of funds. For specialist advice in Asset and Network Management, contact Colin MacArthur.

Active & Sustainable Transport

We are particularly passionate about designing (and using) safe, efficient and enjoyable active transport solutions, from walking networks to cycleways.

We believe transport infrastructure design should always support and encourage people to travel as independently as possibly. Walking is a transport choice that everybody can undertake and is key to supporting healthy and active lifestyles. Download our Step-by-Step flyer (pdf, 5MB).

Our award-winning TravelWhiz programme is designed to help organisations encourage healthy, safe and sustainable travel. TravelWhiz makes it easy to develop Personalised Journey Plans and manage parking spaces through an online portal. To find out more about TravelWhiz, contact Ann-Marie Head.

View our TravelWhiz video below or download the TravelWhiz flyer (pdf, 1MB).


Bike to the Future

Traffic Engineering

We are actively engaged in a range of traffic engineering projects including shopping centre and industrial sites, residential subdivisions, port operations (sea, land and air), freight vehicle movements, intersection layouts, cycleways and wayfinding schemes. Through our strong relationships with landscape architects, planners, surveyors and civil designers, we can deliver comprehensive advice on every aspect of the engineered solution.

Our traffic engineering services include:

Roundabout, intersection and traffic signal design

  • Streetscape and subdivision design
  • 3D Visualisation
  • Community engagement
  • Car park design 
  • Peer reviews and safety audits
  • Traffic and parking surveys

Our transportation specialists were formerly known as Abley Transportation Consultants but are now a proud part of our new, integrated Abley brand.