Posts by Ben Jassin:
Ben designs and plans road transport infrastructure around New Zealand. He provides transport design and advice for private and public entities.
As a transport engineer, Ben provides expertise in road and cycleway design, speed limit implementation, business cases, safety analysis, and traffic speed data analysis.
He also uses his skills in spatial analysis to bridge the gap between our transport and spatial and technology teams. Overall, he works to help clients solve transport issues whether that’s how to best implement new separated cycleways or how to prioritise footpath network expansion.
Ben joined Abley when he moved to New Zealand in 2018. He’s been busy designing footpaths and cycle infrastructure, writing integrated transport assessments, and developing business cases.
Prior to moving to New Zealand, Ben worked as a transportation engineer in Chicago, USA. Over the course of four years he had the opportunity to design the civil plans for some of the region’s major highway expansions. His career in Chicago included cycleway design, bus rapid transit design, crash analysis, traffic signal design, and construction planning for the Chicago Department of Transportation. Prior to Chicago, he worked in Miami, Florida on various roading design projects and the Miami to Orlando high-speed rail project. He also had the opportunity to work on some of the preliminary route analysis for Hyperloop Transportation Tech. He studied civil engineering at the University of Miami with a semester abroad at the University of Sydney.
Ben is ecstatic about kitesurfing, sailing, and all the water sports. If it’s windy, you can usually find him out on the Heathcote Estuary or some other unnecessarily beautiful spot. He’s also into electronic music production, videography, and exploring new cities.
Ben is passionate about finding effective and appropriate ways to help reduce our collective carbon footprint. He’s thankful to have the opportunity to develop business cases that help to improve and expand active mode infrastructure, and he’s involved with our sustainability team. He’s also a board member on the community group, Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch.