Transport planning + engineering

Governments, councils and developers work with us to develop transport strategies and infrastructure.

Our goals are safer travel, improved access and mobility, as well as enhanced environmental, economic and personal wellbeing outcomes. Pragmatic solutions ensure beneficial outcomes for our communities and future generations.

We also help property developers and local authorities design and evaluate the transport aspects of resource consent applications.

Auckland land development project as an example of Abley's land development, planning and consent capabilities

Land development, planning + consents

We support local councils and property developers with the transport aspects of land development planning and consents.

Local councils work with us to consider the transport impact of developments. We can support your land development department to process consent applications.

Property developers seek our advice on the best locations for new developments and how to integrate developments with the transport network so people can access them easily and safely. We also help prepare transport resource consent applications.

Urban bike riding represting active transport and sustainable travel

Active transport + sustainable travel

Create more liveable urban environments, that improve health and reduce carbon emissions. Our active transport solutions include walking networks and cycleways to encourage active lifestyles.

Tactical urbanism crossing as part of streetscaping and placemaking projects

Streetscape + placemaking

Tactical urbanism projects provide an opportunity to test improvements, gather feedback from the wider community, and adjust plans before making a permanent decision. These projects often cost less than permanent streetscape changes and are quick to install, resulting in less disruption.

Motorists sharing the road with cyclists in a bike lane as an example of transport engineering and design possibilities

Transport engineering, design + reviews

We support landscape architects, planners, surveyors and civil designers, with their traffic engineering projects. Our services include roundabout, intersection and traffic signal design, car park design, and community engagement.

Climate + sustainability

Understand how your staff get to work and help mitigate the environmental impact of staff travel. Organisations work with us to measure and manage their transport carbon output and reduce the impact of commuting and business travel. Talk to us about our tools to monitor staff travel emissions and encourage sustainable commuting.

Queenstown's aerial view representing the transport strategy and planing process

Transport strategy + planning

Achieve better transport outcomes for your community. Our transport strategy and planning team works with government and councils. Services include all transport planning services including transport modelling, and transport business case development and review.

A car on the motorway representing road safety

Road safety

Governments and councils work with us to develop and deliver road safety strategies, plans and infrastructure. Together, we create safer transport environments for all road users. We’re committed to safer transport environments for our communities and future generations, delivering pragmatic road safety solutions that put people first.

A person using mapping on the phone representing the use of location technology

Location + technology

Our location data specialists are experts in helping organisations interpret their transport data. We do transport modelling for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and councils. This modelling informed the national road safety strategy, Road to Zero, and national changes to speed limits.    

The help and the assistance we get from Abley is very high quality, very professional. They go over and above by building transport models to help us make strategic decisions and keeping those models up to date. It’s a next level professional relationship, where they deliver recommendations and add value, without us having to ask. They’re the right people to work with for any sort of transportation project. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Scott McKenzie, Roading Manager, Mackenzie District Council

Case study

Equipping Tekapo to handle intense growth in traffic

The Mackenzie District Plan, written in the early 2000s, did not foresee the pace of growth that has occurred in the area. Increases in visitors to Takapō is impacting roading, parking and road safety. Abley has worked closely with Mackenzie District Council on transport planning for five years on strategic level master planning and transport design. 

Contact our transport planning + engineering experts

Dave Smith
Technical Director, Transport Planning

Jeanette Ward
Technical Director, Transport Engineering