Date:
13 Aug 2019,
10.00AM – 11.30AM
duration:
1 hr 30 mins
Location:
Online
Cost:
Free event
Register Add to Calendar 2019-08-13 10:00:00 2019-08-13 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland [MONI-002] The current Government Policy Statement sets a clear direction in terms of creating a transport system that supports more walking and cycling. Data gaps and a lack of consistent monitoring and reporting for walking and cycling create challenges for tracking progress and informing decision-making. Online Engineering New Zealand hello@engineeringnz.org

The current Government Policy Statement sets a clear direction in terms of creating a transport system that supports more walking and cycling. Data gaps and a lack of consistent monitoring and reporting for walking and cycling create challenges for tracking progress and informing decision-making.

The tools and techniques for monitoring walking and cycling are rapidly evolving. Many councils still rely on basic counting technologies or manual methods, but these methods can have high error rates or collection durations that are insufficient for year-on-year trend analysis. Monitoring pedestrian activity is still in its infancy around New Zealand, but new technology is helping it become easier . This free “webinar” hosted in partnership by NZTA and the Transportation Group aims to introduce some of the current state-of-the-art thinking around monitoring our active modes.

Learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Why monitoring and reporting is important 
  • Reviewing best practice guidelines for development and management of a monitoring programme, including CNG/PNG/UCP guidance
  • Understanding of the pros and cons of different monitoring technologies for walking and cycling?
  • Demonstrating applications for counting through case studies
  • Monitoring pedestrian activity levels in key activity centres 

Presenters are:

  • NZTA TBC
  • John Lieswyn, Senior Transport Planner, ViaStrada
  • Bridget Burdett, Principal Researcher, MRCagney
  • Courtney Groundwater, Principal Transportation Engineer, Abley

There will be opportunities for questions and discussion during the webinar.