Adelaide Walkable Experience

Mon p.m. early

Abstract Remit

During January 2010 I had the opportunity to attend a transport conference in the City of Adeliade South Australia.  I would like to share the interesting and innovative pedestrian facilities  which I discovered throughout this city.
In particular I would like to suggest the need to better integrate our urban design, urban form and pedestrian facilities.
I will discuss pedestrian school slow zones, tabled pedestrian crossing, quality urban design and some Australian research about what people enjoy on off-road shared paths.
There are a lot of pedestrian safety methods we can take from Australian and use in New Zealand.
A walkabout in Adelaide can provide something for everyone.

Author Profile  

Peter Kortegast is a transportation engineer with over 20 years experience working in Nelson New Zealand..  He has worked both in New Zealand and overseas.  He has worked both for local authorities and consultancies in a wide variety of transport roles.  Peter has a particular interest in sustainable transport and appropriate application of overseas techniques to New Zealand.  He works for Opus Consultants Nelson as senior projects engineer working both locally and nationally on sustainable transport solutions.  He is also the National President of Living Street Aotoeroa LSA, the National Walking Advocacy Organisation.

Peter has presented a several previous New Zealand Cycle Conferences and at last years walking conference.  He has also been involved in several previous National Cycle Awards finalists and Award winning project.

Organisation or Business: 
Opus Consultants
Document Type: 
Country (exc. NZ): 
Peter Kortegast
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design

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