Economics

Walking research from NZTA

New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) commissions transport research in New Zeaaland. Walking is one of the areas researched. This is a list of the most relevant reports. The links will take you to the NZTA website where you will be able to read a summary and the full report.

Environmental impact


Detailed observations and validated modelling of the impact of traffic on the air quality of roadside communities
Report 516 (February2013)

 

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A New Walking and Cycling Benchmarking Tool for New Zealand

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The NZ Transport Agency wishes to support local authorities throughout New Zealand in achieving increased levels of walking and cycling activity. In meeting this goal, it is exploring mechanisms to identify and share best practice in service delivery across local authority policy and strategy determination, infrastructure programming and delivery, promotion and road safety related programmes.

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Martin Wedderburn //Colin Buchanan //Tim Cheesebrough
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Plenary
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Colin Buchanan Consultancy //MWH New Zealand //NZ Transport Agency
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Tue a.m. early

Predicting Walkability

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Quantifying the quality of the walking environment is possible using the NZTA Community Street Review methodology but the required resources to undertake citywide surveys are significant.  Practically speaking, it is unrealistic to consider a local authority would undertake large area or citywide surveys.  The problem is if a local authority doesn’t understand the quality of their walking network, they may not be able to identify areas that are affecting suppressed demand, links that reduce the overall environmental success of an area, or specific el

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Presenter: 
Steve Abley
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Infrastructure
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Abley Transportation Consultancy
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Mon a.m. late

Space is Money: The economic case for walkable settlements in NZ

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Julie is a transportation planner with McCormick Rankin Cagney consultants.  She is passionate about sustainable transport and sees an extraordinary opportunity to achieve better economic outcomes and more liveable cities with innovative approaches to defining and solving transportation problems.

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Presenter: 
Julie Anne Genter
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Keynote
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McCormick Rankin Cagney Consultants
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Tue a.m. early

How can a Council encourage walking? The Glen Eira experience

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The City of Glen Eira is located in Melbourne's south-east suburbs, about 7 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.
It encompasses a total land area of about 38 square kilometres and is an established residential area that is continuing to attract housing development.

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Matthew Harridge
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Urban Design
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O'Brien Traffic
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Mon p.m. early

Mythbusters - the economic impact of road space reallocation

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In seeking to optimise the use of existing infrastructure and develop more vibrant shopping centres by creating places/spaces that people want to visit, many Councils are seeking to reallocate road space.

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Presenter: 
Tracy Allatt
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Plenary
Organisation or Business: 
Beca Infrastructure Ltd
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Mon a.m. late

Paving the Streets with Gold

Speaker Profile

Martin is Principal Transport Planner for Colin Buchanan consultancy.  His work covers a broad range of policy, research and design experience.  He has worked with professionals from a variety of disciplines to develop more holistic transport appraisal methods encompassing the wider economic, health, and environmental impacts of sustainable transport measures. 

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Martin Wedderburn
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Keynote
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Colin Buchanan Consultancy

Summer Steps Challenge

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      Summer Steps Challenge


Welcome to our new fun team challenge, encouraging people to get out and about and try walking as a way of getting around.

 

You are challenged to organise a team from your workplace and compete against other teams, to see who can spend the most time walking. 

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Economic appraisal of local walking and cycling routes

The sustainable transport charity Sustrans has taken the Government’s own methods of assessing the economic benefits of transport schemes and applied them to a number of local walking and cycling routes. The results show them to have a benefit to cost ratio of 20:1.
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Articles on the economic benefits of pedestrian areas

A short summary of items and case studies regarding the economic benefits of walkable commercial areas, with URLs.
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Andy Smith
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