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Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research Report 570 - Travel time saving assessment

Published: Apr 2015
  • Reference: 570
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-44510-7
  • Author: I Wallis Ian Wallis Associates Ltd | K Rupp and R Alban Jacobs NZ Ltd

This research report covers the following aspects (from New Zealand and international perspectives) relating to the valuation of travel time savings for use in the economic appraisal of transport initiatives:

- The relative importance of travel time savings in the appraisal of the overall benefits of transport initiatives.

- Primary market research on how the behavioural...

  • Also known as: 567
  • ISBN: ISBN:978-0-478-44507-7
  • Author: TDG | Thresher Associates

Roads have a link function based on movement, and a place function based on being a destination in their own right. The transport industry has effective and reliable measures of link function, but place function has an unclear definition and no reliable or consistent means of assessment.

This research involved the identification of potential indicators to measure the place...

  • Reference: 559
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-41984-9
  • Author: Dave Smith and Dale Harris Abley Transportation Consultants Limited | Sara Clarke and Pulith Kapugama URS New Zealand Limited

Digital data from emerging sources such as GPS, Bluetooth and weigh-in-motion is currently captured in New Zealand for a range of traffic monitoring purposes. This research project was undertaken to provide guidance on what capacity exists to assess the performance of the state highway road network using these digital data sources.

This report summarises the background research, model...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research Report 540 Customers requirements of multimodal travel information systems

Published: Dec 2013
  • Reference: 540
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-41901-6
  • Author: J Chang, C Morahan Opus International Consultants, Christchurch | G Rive, Dr J Thomas Opus Research, Lower Hutt | C Crooks Opus International Consultants, Wellington

The purpose of this research was two-fold: 1) to provide evidence-based recommendations that identify the Transport Agency's customers' key information needs, and 2) to provide best-practice guidance on ways the Transport Agency can best offer and 'push' the delivery of multimodal travel information that is tailored to individuals.

This research was...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research Report 537 Improving the cost-benefit analysis of integrated PT, walking and cycling

Published: Dec 2013
  • Reference: 537
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-40787-7
  • Author: M Wedderburn, Sinclair Knight Merz | Colin Buchanan, Wellington

This research project developed an evaluation framework for estimating the cost-benefit analysis of integrating PT with walking and cycling.

The research was based on a review of the available international evidence of public transport access and egress behaviour. Where evidence was available, analysis of trip chains from the New Zealand Household Travel Survey highlighted patterns of...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Accurate and affordable location technology for New Zealand

Published: Nov 2013
  • Reference: 535
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-40784-6
  • Author: D Barnston, R Brill, A Harding, NJ Jamieson, M Ladd, N Stillwell - Opus International Consultants

A potential gap between available location technology and its use on the ground was identified in the New Zealand land transport sector. This research sought to bridge that gap and support the NZ Transport Agency's ('Transport Agency') goal to increase the use of appropriate location technology by its key providers. Consultation with these was undertaken to understand the...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research Report 539 A new vehicle loading standard for road bridges in New Zealand

Published: Nov 2013
  • Reference: 539
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-40789-1
  • Author: G Taplin, AECOM, Melbourne, M Deery, AECOM, Sydney, T van Geldermalsen, Melbourne, J Gilbert, AECOM, Auckland, R Grace, AECOM, Melbourne

This research report proposes a new vehicle loading standard for the design and evaluation of road bridges and other highway infrastructure in New Zealand. It is based upon a literature review of current traffic loading and bridge evaluation specifications in New Zealand and overseas, as well as a review of studies into the economic aspects of bridge design loadings and the economic ...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research Report 527 - Improving bus service reliability

Published: Sep 2013
  • Reference: 527
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-40757-0
  • Author: Ian Wallis Associates Ltd -in association with - The TAS Partnership

The objective of this research (undertaken in 2010–12) was to provide urban bus operators and public transport contracting authorities in New Zealand with practical guidance on methods for diagnosis of urban bus service (un)reliability, the causes of unreliability, how unreliability is best measured and monitored, and experience and best practice on measures and methods to improve...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research Report 531 - Experience with value-for-money urban public transport system enhancements

Published: Sep 2013
  • Reference: 531
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-40778-5
  • Author: G Currie, R Scott and K Tivendale - Booz

This report reviews research literature and published evidence regarding the value for money of urban public transport enhancements. The improvements most likely to be of value are peak period fare increases (which increase revenue but cause a decline in patronage), bus priority measures, rationalising peak network and service design (reducing vehicle and crew requirements) and bus route (and...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research Report 529 - Performance indicator analysis and applying levels of service

Published: Jun 2013
  • Reference: 529
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-40766-2
  • Author: TFP Henning, University of Auckland | SB Costello, University of Auckland | M Tapper, Beca, Tauranga

The NZTA has been using performance indicator analysis and levels of service reporting for some years to assist with funding allocation, monitoring the application of funds and ensuring these are spent appropriately. Undertaking performance reporting assists in the funding decision process by utilising:

- trend monitoring to show the network ‘health’ of an authority


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research report 494 Supply chain innovation: New Zealand logistics and innovation

Published: Aug 2012
  • Reference: 494
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0-478-39473-3 (electronic)
  • Author: Deloitte, Australia

This research was undertaken in New Zealand and Australia during 2012, to identify opportunities for, and barriers to, innovation in the freight and logistics component of selected export supply chains. The research was undertaken in two phases, the first a desktop review of similar studies completed in New Zealand and overseas. Three export sectors were then chosen for more in-depth analysis...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research Report 486 Travel adaptive capacity assessment for particular geographic, demographic and activity cohorts

Published: Jul 2012
  • Reference: 486
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0-478-39447-4 (electronic)
  • Author: University of Canterbury

Transport infrastructure and network planning must now consider oil shocks and future demand growth for more energy efficient transport modes. However, data and models for this type of fuel reduction planning are not available. Travel adaptive capacity is proposed as a measure of the resilience of travel demand to a reduction in fuel use for personal vehicle trips while not reducing participation...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research Report 432 Minimum design parameters for cycle connectivity

Published: Jun 2012
  • Reference: 432
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0-478-37145-1 (electronic)
  • Author: Darren Walton, Stephen J. Murray

This research used video surveillance of 1245 cyclists in New Zealand at pinch points to determine the relationship between the remaining lane or shoulder width and the likelihood of cyclists traversing the edge line into the motorised vehicle stream. Ten sites were observed in Wellington and nine in Christchurch. Sites were selected on the criteria of retained cycle space widths at short pinch...

  • Author: Wood, J.H., Chapman, H. E., Brabhaharan, P.

The report covers state highway bridges in the Canterbury region that were subject to significant ground motion under the Darfield and Christchurch earthquakes of September 2010 and 22 februray 2011. The report documents, ground motions, bridge damage, structural analysis, interpretation of results and geotechnical observations including liquefaction.


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research Report 456 Improved rate-of-rotation design limits

Published: Oct 2011
  • Reference: 456
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0-478-38055-2 (print); ISSN 978-0-478-38054-5 (electronic)
  • Author: P.D. Cenek, N.J. Jamieson and R.J. Henderson - Opus Central Laboratories, R.B. Davies - Statistics Research Associates Ltd

Rate of rotation, or 'warp factor' is a measure of the variation in crossfall of a road surface, and typically relates to a change in crossfall from that of a normal straight road to that chosen for a curve to enhance forces assisting a vehicle to stay on the road. The range of road geometries (crossfall, curvature, transition length and superelevation) typically found on the state...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research report 407 Evidential-based guidelines for temporary speed limits

Published: Oct 2010
  • Reference: 407
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0-478-36444-6 (electronic)
  • Author: Opus Central Laboratories

A study was conducted to examine whether the New Zealand Code of practice for temporary traffic management guidelines for the implementation of temporary speed limits (TSL) result in driver speeds that match safe travelling speeds. Site approach and site entry speed data was collected at eight sites around Wellington, New Zealand, where TSLs were in place. Four TSLs (100 to 70km/h, 100 to 50km/h,...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research report 402 Development of indicators for monitoring land use transport integration projects

Published: May 2010
  • Reference: 402
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-36410-1
  • Author: CityScope Consultants Ltd

This report sets out the process needed to develop a monitoring framework for integrated land use and transport projects. The report maintains that each project will need a unique set of indicators that reflect the specific outcome objectives for the project. The monitoring framework is therefore 'policy neutral', interpreting integration as a process rather than an outcome in itself....


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research report 399 Kilometres travelled and vehicle occupancy in urban areas: improving evaluation and monitoring

Published: Apr 2010
  • Reference: 399
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-36402-6 (electronic)
  • Author: Capital Research

This report lays some foundations for improving how interventions (eg travel plans) are evaluated and monitored in cities. The main data source used is the New Zealand Household Travel Survey (HTS). Some Census results on distances between home and work are a useful complement.

Distance travelled to work in main urban areas (ie urban areas with populations of 30,000 or more) is a...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research report 400 Minimising traffic delays during resealing

Published: Apr 2010
  • Reference: 400
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-36405-7 (electronic)
  • Author: Fulton Hogan Ltd, Opus Central Laboratories

This research demonstrated that:

• racked-in seals can handle the stress of high-volume traffic

• racked-in seals can be constructed in an eight-hour working period including any sweeping and road marking

• closely controlled chip application rates result in minimal loose chip on surface

• minimal loose chip results in minimal chip being flicked by...


Category: Integrated land use and transport systems

Research report 398 Utilisation of the kerbside through-lane at signalised intersections

Published: Apr 2010
  • Reference: 398
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-36403-3 (electronic)
  • Author: GHD Limited, Traffic Engineering Solutions Ltd

Lane under-utilisation is commonly experienced at signalised intersections. This has significant effects on intersection capacity, which has consequences for congestion, especially in the urban environment. Ultimately, this results in overly optimistic design predictions. Little research has been undertaken in New Zealand and Australia on this topic. The main focus of this study was to determine...

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