REAAA NZ CHAPTER WEBINAR SERIES
A series of fortnightly webinars that will appeal to a range of practitioners in the roading and transportation industry. If you would like to present in the webinar series please email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please note the recordings are available to view for 30 days from the date of the webinar. The recordings can be downloaded for future viewing)
Thursday 9 September, 12.30 - 1.00pm
Decarbonising Transport - Congestion Charging
Phil Harrison, WSP
Phil’s presentation will look at the impacts of congestion charging and low emissions zone schemes around the world, and consider the likely effectiveness of the proposed Auckland Road Pricing scheme, particularly in relation to transport carbon emissions reduction.
Thursday 23 September, 12.30 - 1.00pm
Delineation markings and signs
Fergus Tate, WSP
Join leading safety expert, Dr Fergus Tate, WSP Technical Director Transport, to explore the use of delineation markings and signs, a group of devices that work together to reduce the likelihood of mistakes by drivers as they travel our rural road network.
Thursday 7 October, 12.30 - 1.00pm
Decarbonising Transport – Behaviour Change
Louise Baker, WSP
We have a decade, possibly less, to achieve carbon neutrality in transport. Our current thinking needs a dramatic overhaul to achieve this and requires change across a number of sectors. WSP experts have explored what it will take to decarbonise transport in Aotearoa through the lens of their own disciplines. Louise will be presenting on behaviour change.
Thursday 21 October, 12.30 - 1.00pm
Simon Gough, GHD
Over the last 4 years GHD has been working closely with numerous Councils on how to solve some long term challenges with road maintenance and the associated maintenance contracts.
Industry Challenges include:
1. Poor and inconsistent data being provided by maintenance contractors
2. No ability to track, and performance manage, cyclic activities including inspections and street sweeping
3. More timing is spent extracting and massaging RAMM data to generate reports that being spent analysing and interpreting the reports
4. There is a lack of information and process automation
5. Council call centres lack of transparent information on both historical and future contractor activities
6. No clear data standards for maintenance activities and processes
7. Monthly maintenance programming processes not being fully utilised
8. RAMM Contractor often not being used to manage across the full maintenance decision making lifecycle (from inspections to work sign off)
This presentation will talk about how GHD has worked with Councils to develop a systematic approach to resolving or improving these issues.
Thursday 4 November, 12.30 - 1.00pm
Decarbonising Transport – Powering the shift to EV
Kristian Jensen, WSP
We have a decade, possibly less, to achieve carbon neutrality in transport. Our current thinking needs a dramatic overhaul to achieve this and requires policy change across a number of sectors. WSP experts have explored what it will take to decarbonise transport in Aotearoa through the lens of their own disciplines. Kirstian will be presenting on Powering the shift to EV.
“We either need to build electrical generation or source alternative fuels to feed our growing economy. “To replace 80% of the fossil fuel we import/burn we will need to build 250MW of generation every year from 2025 to 2050.” So let’s talk about options….” Kristian Jensen, WSP
Thursday 18 November, 12.30 - 1.00pm
Health Economic Benefit Framework and Mode shift to micromobility
Jerry Khoo, Beca
This presentation combines the two completed research reports for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The health benefit framework was carried out with the primary aim to update the economic health values adopted in NZ’s project economic evaluation. With the emergence of electric assisted modes such as electric bicycles and electric scooters, a review of the health benefit framework was carried out to assess if health benefits can also be attributed to any of these emerging modes. The health benefit framework reviewed the demand estimation used for the active modes - walking and cycling, and for the electric assisted active modes such as electric bicycles and electric scooters. The mode shift to micromobility research was carried out to understand the micromobility modes, models for use (e.g. shared models, mobility as a service, private ownership), level of mode shift and the impacts of micromobility on health and safety, accessibility, socio-economic equity and the environment.