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Research Report 547 Fatigue design criteria for road bridges in New Zealand

Published: | Category: Activity management , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

Road bridges are subjected to millions of cycles of heavy vehicle loading over their design lives, and the introduction of higher vehicle mass limits on New Zealand roads will significantly increase the rates of fatigue damage in bridge superstructures. The NZ Transport Agency's Bridge manual has relied on British and Australian standards for fatigue design criteria, and the aim of this project was to provide the basis for amended fatigue loadings based on New Zealand heavy vehicle characteristics, with allowances for forecast long-term growth in volumes and vehicle masses. The base fatigue loading was derived from analyses of effects on bridge spans of heavy vehicles recorded at weigh-in-motion sites between 2007 and 2011. The base fatigue loading was then adjusted for increases in legal vehicle masses permitted under a 2010 Land Transport Rule amendment (introducing HPMV – high productivity motor vehicles).

Research Report 617 Transition from visual condition rating of cracking, shoving and ravelling to automatic data collection

Published: | Category: Activity management , Research & reports | Audiences: General, Road traffic engineers & consultants

Robust condition data feeding into asset management processes is a key step towards having confidence in long-term strategies for renewals and replacements. The manual condition rating system was originally developed as an input into the treatment selection algorithm; however, in later years the data has been used for pavement deterioration modelling and trend monitoring, which are outside the intended scope of the rating system. It was therefore not unexpected that both field inspectors and researchers highlighted shortcomings in the quality and repeatability of manually recorded data. Automated scanning technologies promise to overcome many of the issues associated with manual condition data collection. However, before a wide-spread adoption of the scanning technology is possible, research had to prove the accuracy of the measurements and determine the impact of new data items in the asset management processes.

Regional passing and overtaking plans: a bridge between high-level policy and localised solutions

Published: | Category: Research & reports | Audience: Roading contractors

This paper will discuss the process for developing NZ Transport Agency’s passing and overtaking (PO) plans.

Advanced bus solution: final report

Published: | Category: Public transport , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists , Research & reports | Audiences: Communities, General, Local & regional government, Road traffic engineers & consultants

The objective of the ‘Advanced Bus Solution’ (ABS) study was to provide the details of a preferred advanced bus solution for central access and city to / from the Airport that provides the opportunity for a step change in current service levels:

the Advanced Bus Solution utilises new and emerging technologies
it has been outlined to sufficient detail to enable comparisons with other modes at the Programme Business Case / Indicative Business Case level
The study comprised six modules of work over an 11week period (October – December 2016):

Review of evaluation criteria and establishment of cost benefit analysis methodology
Review of current bus solution
Assessment of advanced bus initiatives
Advanced bus option development
Advanced bus option selection (based on costbenefit and multicriteria analysis)
Definition of preferred ‘Advanced Bus Solution(s)’
The project was undertaken by L. E. K.

Performance of highway structures during the Darfield and Christchurch earthquakes of 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011

Published: | Category: Research & reports | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

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 February 2011. The report documents, ground motions, bridge damage, structural analysis, interpretation of results and geotechnical observations including liquefaction.

Research Report 544 New Zealanders attitudes towards drug-driving and suggested countermeasures

Published: | Category: Safety, security and public health , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This study conducted in New Zealand in 2012 investigated the attitudes, prevalence, habits and self-reported risks associated with drug-driving, along with possible countermeasures. Telephone and internet surveys were used for a general population sample. Face-to-face interviews, mainly in prisons, surveyed habitual users of four main drug types: alcohol and other drugs, cannabis, methamphetamine and benzodiazepine. Alcohol was the main substance used before driving, followed by alcohol and cannabis together and cannabis alone. Nearly half the general population respondents had driven after taking drugs or alcohol and a sizable proportion after taking drugs other than alcohol. Many respondents in the face-to-face group said they took risks when driving. Only a third had a full licence despite driving for more than 10 years. The majority had been involved in a crash, more than half being at fault.

Providing for walking: research into guidance and policy

Published: | Category: Research & reports | Audiences: General, Walkers & cyclists

The NZ Transport Agency commissioned Abley to conduct research into how well New Zealand is providing for walking, with a particular focus on existing guidance and policy. The research indicated that overall, New Zealand is well placed in terms of the strategic direction, policy and planning and design guidance, however there are some improvements that can be made into the funding processes and translating guidance into good practice. The Transport Agency is developing a programme of work to review and implement the report’s recommendations.

Research Report 675 The relationship between transport and mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand

Published: | Category: Healthy and safe people , Research programme , Research & reports

Little is known about the effects of transport on mental health in Aotearoa, and there is a need to collect better information about the experiences and needs of diverse transport users and to develop a better local understanding of these interrelationships. This literature review provides some initial clues about what role the transport systems could be playing in contributing to an increase in mental distress and mental illness in our communities. Keywords: transport, mental health, cities, quality of life, tāngata whaiora

Public attitudes to road safety

Published: | Category: Statistics & surveys , Research & reports | Audiences: Local & regional government, Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has a key role in delivering Road to Zero, New Zealand’s road safety strategy. The strategy has a Vision Zero approach with the goal that no one in New Zealand is killed or seriously injured in road crashes. The Public attitudes to road safety report is part of Waka Kotahi’s commitment to delivering Road to Zero. The report shows public attitudes to road safety issues and behaviours. Survey questions were asked to over 3,000 respondents in two streams. The questions focused on specific road safety topics, including:

speed
car safety
driver fatigue, impairment and distraction
attitudes to enforcement
Road to Zero/Vision Zero. The report will be published annually to allow the transport sector to understand public feedback and monitor trends. Key findings
Most people surveyed (81%) consider New Zealand’s roads generally safe to travel on.

Research Note 004 Evaluating the greenhouse gas emission reduction benefits from land transport mode shift programmes and projects

Published: | Category: Environmental sustainability , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This research note identifies a variety of land transport mode shift programmes that have demonstrated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), primarily through changes in vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT). Many interrelated factors influence GHG emissions including the level of active mode or public transport infrastructure, land use planning, government policies, parking management, public transport pricing, and urban logistics. New Zealand can learn from these international programmes in terms of policy, implementation and measurement. The most immediate applications include mode-shift plans for New Zealand cities, environmental impact modelling, and developing emission reduction plans. Keywords: greenhouse gas, emissions, transport, vehicle kilometres travelled, measurement, mode shift