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Community & Place

We deliver active modes design, sustainable transport and community engagement.

Digital & Spatial Technology

We create efficiencies with our spatial, software development, and digital engineering solutions.

Road Safety

We support positive safety outcomes from the street to the transport network.

Strategy & Planning

Delivering business cases, traffic modelling, economic assessments, and public transport innovation.

Transport Design & Engineering 

We deliver designs through collaboration with practitioners to shape transport solutions.

Land Development

We apply our transport expertise to support clients through the land development process.


Measure your employee’s commuting emissions.


A data-driven approach for road safety practitioners to identify risks.


Quickly and easily get detailed traffic and mobility data.

Partner Products

We partner with TomTom and HERE to provide transport and traffic data solutions.

More Products

Discover more of our unique products

Our Insights

Read our insightful blogs providing the latest information and trends.

Featured Projects

The work we do helps inspire positive change.


Find out what we are up to. 


Applying our research expertise to provide practical based solutions.


We deliver a range of webinars covering industry trends.

Our Team

Our team of skilled professionals provide insightful solutions and empowering advice.

Our Story

Since 2003, we’ve been providing transport solutions in New Zealand and internationally. 

Our Commitment

We’re connected and committed to our people, the community and the environment. 

Our Partners

We work closely with our partners to make a meaningful impact.

Our Awards

We showcase our awards to celebrate our people and clients.

Our Story

In 2003 Steve Abley set up shop as a chartered engineer offering transportation consulting.

Today, our team live and work across Aotearoa New Zealand, working with a broad range of clients in New Zealand, Australia and beyond.

Innovating and inspiring change

for more than two decades

Abley was formed in 1996 when our founder, Steve Abley, saw an opportunity to map the Christchurch City pedestrian crossings with Christchurch City Council for his final year university project. Establishing a transport consultancy, Steve saw the potential to gain deeper insights using data and spatial technology, which has laid the foundations for our transport and location data expertise today. 

We have offices in Christchurch Ōtautahi, Wellington Te Whanganui-a-Tara, and Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau, and a team across New Zealand. We work with clients in New Zealand, Australia, Asia Pacific, and the United States, bringing together a depth of knowledge, providing advice, and shaping communities for today and the future. 

Steve Abley 2003
Steve Abley creating the consulting firm of the future - Abley (2003).  

We're all about clarity.

We empower clients to improve community well-being by providing solutions and advice to governments, local authorities, and businesses.  Together, we tackle transport challenges using data and tech for smart decisions, from road safety to data-driven solutions, paving the way for a better future.

Our Values

Values are nothing if they’re not practised. We live our values every day. They’re reflected in the work we do, and the way we behave.

At Abley, our values are about delivering on our promise to you. We promise insightful solutions and empowering advice. And we do what it takes to deliver.


  • Connected
  • Innovative
  • Passionate
  • Professional
  • Quality

We are engaged, people-focused with respectful relationships.

We are forward-thinking, proactive, pioneering and creative.

We are dynamic, driven and positive.

We are trustworthy, invested and ethical.

We are smart and reliable, providing excellence and value.

Our Impact

We have a unique opportunity to make a lasting and vital contribution in our communities through our company’s shared and well-understood purpose: to inspire positive change. Our work has a meaningful impact on various aspects, including our industry, our clients, the environment, and our people. To truly comprehend the significance of our impact, we produce an annual Impact Report. 

Impact report FY24-min

Get in touch 

If you’ve got a question or want to chat to us about how we can help you, complete the form and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

We look forward to talking with you.