Increasing Prosperity; Expanding Travel Horizons?

Posted on: 18 May 2018    

The recent news coverage of the Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) agency’s recently released Prosperity Index[1] has generated significant discussion. The index measures prosperity across Auckland at the local board level and identifies how prosperity, as measured across a range of indicators, varies across Auckland.  

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Webinar: Best Practice in Road Safety Infrastructure Programs

Posted on: 17 May 2018    

On Tuesday 15 May, Paul Durdin and Dave Smith presented a webinar on "Best Practice in Road Safety Infrastructure Programs", in conjunction with Austroads. 

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Will 30km/h speed limits in city centres make any difference?

Posted on: 10 May 2018    

The recently issued GPS on Land Transport identifies accelerated implementation of the Speed Management Guide as a key strategy for reducing death and serious injury on our roads. This priority draws on a substantial evidence that proves small reductions in travelling speed can generate large reductions in crashes, both by number and severity of outcome. Having speed management at the core of a forgiving road transport system seems inherently sensible; yet there remains considerable public resistance to proposals that reduce speed limits. 

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Road Safety - progress toward "Vision Zero"

Posted on: 8 May 2018    

Abley’s Managing Director Steve Abley is currently attending the gisworx conference in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he is presenting on Abley’s strategic approach to road safety through the use of GIS technology.

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New brand - we are now "Abley"

Posted on: 30 April 2018    

As of 1 May 2018, Abley Transportation Consultants and Interpret Geospatial Solutions are moving forward as one brand, Abley.

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New updates to Australasian Pedestrian Crossing Facility Selection Tool

Posted on: 26 April 2018    

The Australasian Pedestrian Crossing Facility Selection tool was first released in 2014, allowing practitioners throughout New Zealand and Australia to assess a wide range of possible crossing options at both midblock and intersection locations.

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Auckland team adventure to Goat Island

Posted on: 18 April 2018    

Written by Nick Dragunow, Graduate Spatial Analyst

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Austroad’s research report published

Posted on: 17 April 2018    

The Abley team are pleased to have completed the Austroads ‘Best Practice in Road Safety Infrastructure Programs’ research report which is now available online. 

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One convenience to rule them all: "Enjoyment" as a Level of Service

Posted on: 16 April 2018    

New Zealand is a diverse place. We have achieved much in the last 800 years of habitation, but remain relatively unpopulated. This means there is a contrast between our main cities and the rest of the country. For the majority of the population, congestion and safety aren’t the real deciders on how or when to travel. Where they live and work and how they travel between the two are inexorably linked due to a lack of real alternatives.

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Our summary of the Esri Regional User Conference 2018 (Auckland)

Posted on: 13 April 2018    

Blog written by Nick Dragunow, Graduate GIS Consultant

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