Programme

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Presenters

Thank you to all those people who presented at the IPENZ Transportation Group Conference 2013.

To view any of the PowerPoint presentations below, please click on the relevant title. (NP) indicates that no presentation is available.

To view any of the conference papers or technical notes, please click on "Paper" underneath each of the paper titles.

Should you wish to view any of the presentation overviews, please click here.

Keynote Presentations

Gibb, Duncan The road to recovery
Howard, Eric                   Safe system - Driving delivery: a professional challenge
Zollner, Eric & Jackson, Andrew Key issues shaping the future of the transport sector                          

Oral Papers

Baker, Louise A Travel Demand Management Digital Safari (NP)
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Blackie, Kelly  Lessons from the AITPM Conference - The Traffic and Transport Merry Go Round
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Blewden, Rachel  Total Mobilty in the Waikato - Collaborating on Improvement
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Clark, Ian Transport Assessment of Quay Street streetscape project, Auckland
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Dabic, Tom VicRoads M80 Ring Road Upgrade – Trailer Mounted Electronic Variable Speed Limit Signs
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Darlington, Jarrod Collaboratively Solving Auckland's City Centre Access
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Douglas, Amanda The Transport Engineer's Handy Update on Case Law
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Douglas, Amanda Proposed RMA Changes - How will it affect your transport assessments?
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Draper, Josephine Using Focus Groups to Solve a Cyclng Mystery
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Etherton, Nick Project Team Collaboration: Good Interchange Design in Auckland
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Hancock, Karl Existing Cycle Infrastructure Review: Prioritisation Process and Treatment of Existing Cycle Issues
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Howard, Quintin Better Public transport infrastructure through collaboration
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Kirby, Peter Economically Justified Traffic Control Systems
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Koorey, Glen Assessment of the Effectiveness of Narrow Cycle Lane Separators
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Newcombe, Daniel Why do cyclists run red lights? - Improving road user behaviour at traffic signals
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Nicholson, Alan Freight Transport Modal Shift in NZ: Building Understanding of Shippers' Mode Choice
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Norman, Graham A Collaborative Approach to Land Use and Transport Planning - Access to Auckland's Eastern Waterfront
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O'Brien, Jeremy A Conceptual Model for Better Collaboration 
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Pidwerbesky, Bryan Pavement Specifications: Fit for purpose
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Rendall, Stacy How much choice is enough? Quantifying the marginal value of accessing destinations.
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Rice, Bill North? South? or NorthSouth? Curletts Road Three Lane Reversible Flow
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Smit, Renata Pakuranga to Botany Urban Busway: Collaboration in the Auckland Super City (N/A)
Swaris, Edwin Collaborating for good network planning - a Waikato PT Network Review case study
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Vallyon, Chris Auckland 25 Years Later: What has Changed?     
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Vallyon, Chris Money well spent? The Challenge of Finding Primary Data to Demonstrate Sound Infrastructure Investment   
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Vasisht, Pragati Land Use Development through Resource Consents and the Role of Auckland Transport
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Ward, Jeanette One way of the other?
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Waters, Jeff Delivering polishing resistance performance
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Woods, Stuart Collaborate or thread the eye of the needle
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Oral Technical Notes

Baththana, Jay Strategic planning and infrastructure investment planning in Auckland
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Burdett, Bridget What is self-explaining anyway? An investigation of rural New Zealand
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Douglas-Jones, Rob Auckland Transport / NZTA Network Operating Plan Trial
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Dove, Sarah Travel Behaviour Change in Singapore
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Edgar, Andrew Should engineers be doing traffic engineering? (NP)
Foxon, Ruth Keeping Christchurch moving forward: Christchurch Transports' Strategic Plan
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Gordon, Grant Getting the most out of the Road Safety Audit process
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Pant, Ranjan Auckland Network Performance Monitoring and Reporting: Evolution through Collaboration
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Poster Presentations

Bates, Laura Intersections - Determining the good, the bad, and the ugly
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Cockrem, Peter Intersection Transformation and the Level of Safety Service Indicator
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Cook, Eddie A Study of Pedestrian Characteristics at Traffic Signals
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Denney, John North Canterbury SH Network, Crash History GIS Website (NP)
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Parsons, James The Effect of Cycle Lanes on Cycling Numbers and Safety
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Morahan, Chris State Highway 79: Route Upgrade Economic Analysis (NP)
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Ranatunga, Dhimantha The effect of opposing flow on the critical gap (NP)
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Smith, Dave Palmerston North Peak Oil Vulnerability Study
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Stevens, Andrew Bridging the Gap - Helping Pedestrians and Cyclists Cross the Great Divide
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Turner, Shane Pushing the Boundaries of Road Safety Risk Analysis (NP)
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Round Table Presentations

Chang, Jo Customer's Requirements of Multi-modal Travel Information Systems (NP)
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Gardener, Robyn  Painting the Town Orange - Temporary Traffic Management After Christchurch's Earthquakes (NP)
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Gordon, Grant Best practice for Road Safety Auditors (NP)
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Koorey, Glen Delays at Pedestrian Crossing Points (NP)
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Pascoe, Claire Lets Carpool - weaving a national web of commuter carpoolers (NP)
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Pollard, Sonia Communication and collaboration a key to Keeping Christchurch Moving (NP)
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Turner, Shane Rural Intersection Risk Assessment Tool (NP)
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Wilmshurst, Bevan Balancing the Economies of Passing Lanes (NP)
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3M Awards

Congratulations to Brian Ward, on behalf of Timaru District Council; Invercargill City Council; Dunedin City Council for winning this year's 3M award. Brian has won a trip of a lifetime to the ITE Conference in the USA, plus a visit to 3M Traffic Safety Systems head office in St Paul, Minnesota.  In addition  Brian has received industry recognition trophies for him and his team.

Please find below the 3M award finalists and their presentations.

Holderness, Michael                                   Stamark - A Temporary Solution
 
Garnett, Neil Milford and Knobs Flat VMS in Fiordland National Park
Lilley, Mark Rural School Variable Speed Limits Trial
Vulinovich, Mario Increasing Safety at Night and at Poor Visibility Condtions in Highway Work Zones
Ward, Brian Active Traffic Warning Signs

Key Note Speakers

Duncan Gibb, SCIRT, Christchurch

Since 9 May 2011 Duncan Gibb has been General Manager for SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch - Infrastructure Rebuild Team) charged with rebuilding Christchurch's horizontal infrastructure (water, wastewater, drainage and roading) after the earthquakes.

Key challenges have included the transitioning of multiple contractor, owner participant and consultant organisations into a single high performing team.

Prior to this Duncan held a number of General Management and Project based roles in Australia and New Zealand, delivering major infrasturcture projects many of which were delivered under Alliance contractual deliverly agreements.

Duncan feels priviledged to be part of the Rebuild Team and is enjoying the challenges and opportunities associated with living in the Canterbury region.

Duncan will be presenting to the conference on Monday morning at 8:40am. Duncan’s presentation will focus on the challenges and lessons learnt associated with the rebuild of Christchurch’s infrastructure. Duncan will explain how collaboration played a fundamental role in uniting the multiple contractors, owner involvement and consultant organisations towards a single goal.

To view Duncan's PowerPoint presentation converted to PDF, please click here.

Eric Howard, Whiting Moyne, Australia

Eric Howard is the Principal of Whiting Moyne, a Strategic Road Safety Advisory Consultancy operating internationally since 2006, when he completed 7 years as General Manager Road Safety with VicRoads, the State Road Safety Agency/Road Authority in Victoria, Australia.

He is an internationally recognised expert on the strengthening of road safety management capacity within government and the development of practical, effective road safety policies and strategies involving relevant stakeholders.

Eric has presented extensively on road safety management and the "safe system" and was responsible for introduction of the "Safe System" approach to road safety in Australia. He continues to provide advice to government road safety agencies in most Australian States and to the National Government.

Click here to read Eric's full bio.

Eric will be presenting to the conference on Tuesday morning at 8:15am around Safer Systems in road transport and how collaboration is essential to achieve a real reduction in road trauma. He will also talk about his work in Victoria and how lessons there can be utilised in New Zealand.

To view Eric's PowerPoint presentation converted to PDF, please click here.

Ernst Zöllner, Group Manager Strategy and Performance, Wellington

Ernst was previously Director of Urban Development and Transport at the Wellington City Council where he has held other roles including in strategic planning and economic development. During his career he has lectured on infrastructure planning and urban economics at the University of Auckland, worked at Local Government NZ and as a consultant in private practice.

Ernst has a Masters Degree in city and regional planning, and two economic qualifications.

To view Ernst and Andrew's PowerPoint presentation converted to PDF, please click here.

Andrew Jackson, Deputy Chief Executive, Ministry of Transport New Zealand 

Andrew Jackson is currently the Deputy Chief Executive of the Ministry of Transport.  He chairs the Ministry’s high level policy group which decides the Ministry’s overall portfolio of work, considers aspects of transport policy and builds policy capability within the Ministry.  He was previously Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Development where he was responsible for policy relating to regulation of financial markets, company law, intellectual property and competition law and trade tariff policy.  Prior to that he worked for the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir David King on UK science policy and helped lead the UK’s Foresight programme, which used science to help tackle challenging issues such as obesity, drug use and cybercrime. 

Outside of work, he is a father of four, a keen kayaker, swimmer and he has recently taken up scuba diving.

Geoff Plunket, Chief Executive, Port Otago Limited

Graduate of Otago University – Bachelor of Commerce.  Attended Otago University from 1976 to 1978.
Started career with Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) in Dunedin.  Had a two year OE working for Coopers & Lybrand in Birmingham, England.
Returned to Dunedin in 1985 with Coopers & Lybrand.

Joined Port Otago in 1988 at the time of port reform, as Financial Controller.  In 1997 appointed Deputy Chief Executive at Port Otago with responsibility for Operations, IT and Finance.  In 2000 on appointment of new CFO, responsibility was primarily focussed on Operations and IT.  Have been CEO since September 2004.

Interests include Mountain Biking, Golf and Tramping


Greg Ellis, Conference MC

Greg graduated from Victoria University in 1992 with a BA in Theatre and Film. During 1993 Greg trained as a Primary School Teacher and in 1994 graduated with a  Diploma in Secondary teaching from Christchurch College of Education. Greg has taught in secondary schools in New Zealand and England. He has taught comedy and improvisation throughout the country for 17 years at secondary and tertiary levels. He has held the Secondary Schools, University, National and Commonwealth Theatresports titles. He has represented New Zealand at Theatresports twice - firstly as part of a Commonwealth competition in 1992 and then at the World Championships in 2006.

Greg has appeared in movies, television and radio drama and comedy. His years of experience and understanding interaction with an audience makes him ideally suited for his continuing work on numerous television studio shows.

Greg looks forward to MC'ing the conference for the third year.