Boulter Consulting




Boulter Consulting specialises in Urban and Transport Planning. It is based in the Wairarapa District in the southern half of the North Island of New Zealand.

Boulter Consulting is based in the Wairarapa District.

CONTACT ME


Roger Boulter
BA (Hons), CMILT
Boulter Consulting
Urban and Transport Planning
P O Box 89
Carterton 5743
281 High Street South
Carterton 5713
Tel 06 379 8909
Mobile 021 872 654
Email roger@boulter.co.nz


Projects List

Wairarapa Connection Passenger Rail Service Options Review

Client: Masterton District Council (Pim Borren, Chief Executive Officer, and Kieran McAnulty, Economic Development Manager)
Associated consultant: Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall)
Date: August 2016 - ongoing
Description: Review of options for improvement of the Masterton-Wellington Wairarapa Connection passenger rail service. This responded to rising rail patronage, and its purpose was to brief the client for ongoing discussions with Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC). The work involved meetings with GWRC and other key responsible agencies, together with those who had experience in planning the rail service in the past.

Carterton District Council Walking and Cycling Strategy Review

Client: Carterton District Council (Jane Davis, Chief Executive Officer, and Dave Gittings, Planning and Regulatory Manager)
Date: May 2016 - ongoing
Description: Desktop review of the 2011 Walk Cycle Carterton District Walking and Cycling Strategy (see below), and advice on formation of a Carterton Walking and Cycling Advisory Group, with a view to briefing Council.

South Wairarapa Cycling Strategy


Client: South Wairarapa District Council (Mark Allingham, Group Manager Infrastructure Services, and Kereana Sims, Roading Manager)
Date: September 2015 - ongoing
Description: Formulation of a Cycling Strategy for South Wairarapa District; and related to this, participation in Investment Logic Mapping Workshops preparatory to submission of a funding application to build a shared path, alongside Western Lake Road, between the Rimutaka Rail Trail and Featherston town.

Carterton Walking and Cycling Strategy Appraisal Note


Client: Carterton District Council (Milan Hautler, Planning and Regulatory Manager)
Date: October 2015-ongoing
Description: Briefing note for Council on whether the District's Walking and Cycling Strategy, Walk Cycle Carterton 2011 (see further down this Projects List) should be reviewed, bearing in mind changes in government policy and funding since 2011; national and Wairarapa-related cycling trail development interest; and the activities of Masterton and South Wairarapa District Councils in the cycling strategy development area.

South Wairarapa Veterinary Services Resource Consent Application Advice


Client: Carterton District Council (Milan Hautler, Planning and Regulatory Manager)
Date: April 2015-July 2015
Description: Advice to Council on transport planning and traffic-related issues pertaining to a resource consent application, on open land accessed from State highway 2 at the edge of Carterton's urban area. This included preparation of a report on motor and pedestrian traffic issues (submitters had opposed the application on traffic safety and visibility grounds) and participation in a statutory hearing before a Commissioner.

Wainuiomata Hill Road Cycling Facilities Post-Construction Safety Audit


Client: Barclay Traffic Planning (Bill Barclay) for Hutt City Council
Date: November 2015-February 2016
Description: Post-construction safety audit of the now-complete footbridge at the summit of the Wainuiomata Hill Road (see further down this Projects List on a pre-construction detailed safety audit on the same bridge in early 2015).

James Line/ Stoney Creek Road, Palmerston North,
Pre-Construction Shared Path Safety Audit


Client: Wanty Transportation Consultancy Ltd (Dave Wanty)
Date: November-December 2015
Description: Pre-construction safety audit of a shared path alongside a railway on the edge of Palmerston North's urban area (which is becoming urbanised). A high proportion of the path traffic is anticipated as likely to be related to a nearby school.

Masterton Cycling Strategy Review


Client: Masterton District Council (Hamish Pringle, Roading Services Manager)
Associated consultants: None
Date: February 2015 - ongoing
Description: Review of Masterton's Cycling Strategy. The previous (current) Cycling Strategy dates from 2009, and is due for review. The work takes into account many changes which have taken place over the past few years, including new ideas and cycling facility techniques to attract to cycling those who are interested but concerned about traffic; the NZ Cycle Trail project and the local Trails Wairarapa Trust and cycle tour operators; the Hastings-based Bikes in Schools initiative; lessons learnt from the Government's Model Communities programme, under which Masterton was a comparator local authority with Hastings; and more positive and 'normalised' public perceptions of cycling. This project is an initiative of Masterton District Council, but some aspects (in particular, rural cycling) will need to closely involve Carterton and South Wairarapa District Councils. The work continues, in close liaison with the Masterton Cycling Advisory Group, on which other organisations are represented.

Massey University, Palmerston North: delivery of Transport and Urban Planning paper


Client: Massey University (Senior Lecturer Dr Imran Muhammad and Course Director Associate Professor Christine Cheyne)
Associated consultants: None
Date: First semester 2013, 2014 and 2015 (ongoing)
Description: Delivery of the third year Transport and Urban Planning paper (reference 132.314) as part of the University's Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning degree. This involves delivering a series of twelve lectures; setting and marking three assignments (including a group project) and an examination paper; and keeping in close contact with students in order to satisfy any queries they may have.

Wainuiomata Hill Road Cycling Facilities Pre-Construction Safety Audits


Client: Barclay Traffic Planning (Bill Barclay) for Hutt City Council
Associated consultants: None
Date: January-February 2015
Description: A detailed safety audit of a proposed foot/ cycle bridge at the Wainuiomata Hill Road summit; and a preliminary safety audit of associated roadside paths over the hill, between Lower Hutt and Wainuiomata. The proposed bridge and paths subject of the audits has attracted Urban Cycleways Programme funding, and is due for implementation during the 2014/ 2015 financial year.

Kāpiti Coast Footpaths Policy


Client: Kāpiti Coast District Council (Francis Norku, Roading Asset Manager)
Associated consultants: Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall)
Date: June-July 2014
Description: Drafting of a policy on provision of footpaths for Kāpiti Coast District Council. This was not a 'walking strategy' (which would have embraced a wide range of measures to encourage people to walk whilst improving safety) but a review of best practice and official guidance on provision of roadside footpaths, with a view to enabling Council staff to make sound, robust and consistent decisions on this, in particular specific locations, in response to members of the public who might request them. Don Wignall of Transport Futures Ltd liaised with the client under his separate contract with Council, regarding wider policy advice work.

Esplanade/ Hutt Road Roundabout Cycling Safety Audit


Client: Barclay Traffic Planning (Bill Barclay) for Hutt City Council
Associated consultants: None
Date: September-October 2013
Description: A study and report of how the situation for cyclists could be improved at the Esplanade/ Hutt Road roundabout, at the western edge of Lower Hutt's urban area. The roundabout's traffic patterns are somewhat unusual, being related to its function as an 'entrance' to Lower Hutt for traffic from Wellington, which will have travelled along the Hutt Road between Ngauranga and Petone. Particularly heavy traffic flows, and fast traffic, predominate between this road and Hutt Road (leading to Lower Hutt centre) and The Esplanade (continuing around Wellington Harbour towards Eastbourne and Wainuiomata), meaning that in terms of traffic flow, the roundabout functions more as a 'Y intersection' than a conventional roundabout. The roundabout, by nature of its geometry and traffic patterns, cannot be made truly 'cycle-friendly' but some minor adaptations can be made, and attention can be paid to the off-road path networks which would enable cyclists to avoid the roundabout itself, and relate to the nearby high profile 'Great Harbour Way' Ngauranga-Petone separately proposed harbourside path.

KiwiRail: New Zealand Passenger Rail - Network Development Economic Case (May 2010), Preliminary Economic Evaluation Handbook - Passenger Rail Services (March 2010), and supporting Technical Notes, 2008-2010.


Client: KiwiRail (Ross Hayward, Group General Manager Rail Passenger)
Associated consultants: Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall) employed as sub-consultant
Date: 2008-2010
Description: Research work initiated in 2007 with the prestigious Leeds Institute for Transport Studies, UK, and published in 2008 as Identifying the Value of Long Distance Rail Services - Current Issues in Transport Assessment and Evaluation by Victoria Transport Policy Institute (see this website's 'Writings' page) led on to work for KiwiRail filling gaps in knowledge in evaluating the benefits of rail infrastructure and services. The outcomes comprised:

  • Preliminary Economic Evaluation Handbook - Passenger Rail Services, which supplemented the NZ Transport Agency's Economic Evaluation Manual by estimating items of economic value particular to rail (many of which are absent or treated in a cursory manner in NZTA's Economic Evaluation Manual). In order to ensure estimates were robust, a cautious approach was taken, and the work was subject to a peer review from the Leeds Institute for Transport Studies, UK. This enabled a more accurate estimate of passenger rail services than would have been the case from the Economic Evaluation Manual alone.
  • New Zealand Passenger Rail - Network Development Economic Case (May 2010). This considered the economic case which could be made for a passenger services rail network for New Zealand, applied both to existing long-distance and regional passenger rail services, and services which might be in prospect (some of which did exist prior to New Zealand rail's privatisation and 'running down' after 1992). The economic case made was based on the Preliminary Economic Evaluation Handbook above, and could be considered akin for rail to what the NZ Transport Agency's then-existing National State Highway Strategy was for roads.
  • Passenger Rail Technical Notes, initiated as specific research to support the above two documents. These varied from comparisons of international data with that from New Zealand, through to original surveys in New Zealand (which followed on from the peer-reviewers' recommendation in order to ensure the Handbook was fully applicable to New Zealand's specific situation). Also included are reviews of existing evaluation studies, whether of specific services or of the rail network as a whole.

Carterton District Council: Advice on South Wairarapa Veterinary Services Ltd resource consent application for a new centre adjacent to the existing urban area and on State highway 2 (ongoing).


Client: Carterton District Council (Milan Hautler, Regulatory Services Manager, and Kabi Chapagain, Regulatory Engineer)
Associated consultants: None
Date: March 2015 - ongoing
Description: A commission from a local Council to advise Council's resource consent officer and regulatory engineer on difficult traffic issues involved in this resource consent application. The case for the proposal, including technical supporting information, and that against as voiced in several public submissions, will be the subject of a forthcoming Council hearing. The proposal is a 'discretionary activity' in the 'Rural Zone' under the Wairarapa Combined District Plan, meaning that Council may approve or refuse it.

Carterton Walking and Cycling Strategy Implementation Advice


Client: Carterton District Council (Milan Hautler, Regulatory Services Manager, and Kereana Sims).
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2012.
Description: Advice to Council on strategy actions implementation of Carterton Walking and Cycling Strategy, with particular reference to Long Term Plan 2012-23.  

Post-Assessment Moderation

Client: NZ Institute of Highway Technology (Clarence Morkel, Academic Programmes Manager).
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2011-ongoing.
Description: Moderation of the full range of Degree and Diploma course presenters’ class tests, assignments and examinations, assessing appropriateness of grades/ marks with reference to ‘model answers’ and marking criteria.  Courses are Bachelor of Engineering  Technology (Highways); Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways); and Diploma in Highway Technology.

Hutt Road Cycling Facilities

Client: Barclay Traffic Planning (Bill Barclay) for Hutt City Council.
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2011-12.
Description:  Assessment of how cyclists could be provided for on
Hutt Road between Lower Hutt CBD and Petone Harbour Esplanade, including relationship with State Highway 2, Harbour Esplanade path, Hutt River paths, and other aspects of the local cycle route network.   

Public Transport Wider Benefits

Client: Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall).
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2011.
Description: Report on wider benefits of public transport, notably those not conventionally counted in official assessment procedures, with references to supporting research.

Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway Cycling Advice

Client: Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall) for Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway Alliance.
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2011.
Description: Advice on provision for cycling in conjunction with the proposed Expressway, including the parallel path already proposed by the Expressway Alliance Team regarding its effectiveness in meeting cyclists’ needs, and design comments on the interface of this path with the rest of the roading system. 

Masterton Cycling Strategy Implementation Advice

Client: Masterton District Council (Hamish Pringle, Roading Services Manager) and Wairarapa Road Safety Council (Ruth Locker).
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2009-ongoing.
Description: Advice on implementation of the Cycling Strategy.  This includes review of and comment on the NZ Transport Agency’s cycling facility proposals for State Highway 2 (Chapel Street); writing of publicity for motorists and cyclists on use of the new facilities; scoping design and comment on further cycling facilities; advice on data gathering, including counting, school travel planning and anecdotal knowledge; review of traffic data and forthcoming roading programmes; and servicing a twice-yearly Cycling Advisory Group bringing together councillors, Council staff, other governmental organisations, and cycling advocates/ users.   

Carterton Walking and Cycling Strategy

Client: Carterton District Council (Milan Hautler, Regulatory Services Manager, and Kereana Sims).
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2010-11.
Description: Preparation of a Walking and Cycling Strategy for Carterton District.

Hamilton-Auckland Passenger Rail Service Study

Client: Waikato Regional Council.
Associated consultants: Employed Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall) as sub-consultant.
Date: 2010-11.
Description: Reporting to the Regional Public Transport Advisory Group on strategic assessment, detailed assessment and resolution of practical issues regarding different options for a Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail service, including computer analysis results using both the NZ Transport Agency’s Economic Evaluation Manual and KiwiRail’s Preliminary Economic Evaluation Handbook.

Capital Connection (Palmerston North-Wellington) Passenger Rail Service Study

Client: Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall) for Horizons Regional Council.
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2011.
Description: Report evaluating costs and benefits of the Capital Connection (Palmerston North-Wellington) Passenger Rail Service, taking into account the extension of suburban rail services to Waikanae, and also covering possible service variations and enhancements. 


KiwiRail Passenger Rail Network Development Economic Case document

Client: KiwiRail (Ross Hayward, Group General Manager Rail Passenger).
Associated consultants: Employed Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall) as sub-consultant.
Date: 2008-10.
Description: Case for development of long-distance passenger rail services as a nationwide network, taking into account national benefits (rather than only those relating to particular services) including those not substantially covered in the NZ Transport Agency’s Economic Evaluation Manual (such as tourism, regional development, option values, non-use values and urban form). This draws on research and computer analysis contributing to KiwiRail’s Preliminary Economic Evaluation Handbook. 

KiwiRail Preliminary Economic Evaluation Handbook and associated research

Client: KiwiRail (Ross Hayward, Group General Manager Rail Passenger).
Associated consultants:
Employed Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall), Professor Chris Nash and James Jackson (Leeds Institute for Transport Studies) as
sub-consultants.
Date: 2008-10.
Description: Drawing on previous international research (Identifying the Value of Long Distance Rail Services), formulation of a Preliminary Economic Evaluation Handbook for KiwiRail, covering a fuller range of benefits than those covered by the NZ Transport Agency’s Economic Evaluation Manual.  This took a cautious approach regarding applicability of overseas benefit experience to New Zealand, and to add methodological robustness, the Handbook was peer-reviewed before publication by Professor of Transport Economics Chris Nash and Doctoral candidate James Jackson of Leeds University Institute for Transport Studies, UK.  

KiwiRail Passenger Rail Technical Notes

Client: KiwiRail (Ross Hayward, Group General Manager Rail Passenger).
Associated consultants: Employed Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall) as sub-consultant.
Date: 2008-10.
Description: A series of research, survey and evaluation notes on evaluation methodologies, conventionally under-counted benefits, direct survey results, and reviews of previous analysis, covering regional and long-distance passenger rail experience both in NZ and internationally. 

Transport Strategy in-service training course

Client: NZ Institute of Highway Technology (Lisa Knowles).
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2010.
Description: Preparation and delivery on a one-day course (in Auckland) covering government transport strategy issues and changes, including a role-play ‘talk show’ between different positions.


Carterton South Plan Change

Client: Boffa Miskell (Robert Schofield) for Carterton District Council.
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2009-10.
Description: Peer review of the Carterton South Plan Change (to the Wairarapa Combined District Plan).  This covered a ‘backland’ new development area (behind existing road frontage housing), in which development was starting in an unco-ordinated way.  Plan change provisions included land use zonings, development provisions, an envisaged roading layout, and notational road designs including footpaths and cycling provision.  

InfraTrain New Zealand Retreat Briefing

Client: InfraTrain New Zealand (Alister Harlow).
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2009.
Description: Briefing on changing government policy context for leaders of the Industry Training Organisation for the infrastructure industry.

Waikato Regional Rail Strategy Review

Client: Waikato Regional Council (Bill McMaster).
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2009.
Description: Review and comment on the Draft Waikato Regional Rail Strategy.


Massey & Auckland University Lecturing

Clients: Massey University (Dr Imran Muhammad), Auckland University (Associate Professor Roger Dunn).
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2009.
Description: Two separate lecturing commissions:

  • Associate Professor Roger Dunn, Auckland University School of Engineering, to lecture on transport planning legislation, land transport programme formulation, and transport strategy,
  • Dr Imran Muhammad, Massey University School of People Environment and Planning, to lecture on transport and urban form inter-relationships.

Flat Point, Carterton, transport assessment

Client: Carterton District Council (Edita Babos).
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2009.
Description: Review of transport impact assessment of proposed rural residential development at Flat Point, on Carterton’s coast.

NZ Roadmarkers’ Business in a Changing Environment workshop

Client: NZ Roadmarkers’ Federation (Alister Harlow).
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2008.
Description: Preparation and presentation of a briefing on current transport strategy issues to this industry workshop.


Bay of Plenty Regional Walking & Cycling Strategy peer review

Client: ViaStrada Ltd for Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
Associated consultants: None.
Date: 2007-08.
Description: Peer review and comment on the draft strategy.


Public Transport Attitudes and Behaviour research project

Client: Massey University (Associate Professor Christine Cheyne, School of People Environment and Planning) for NZ Transport Agency
Date:
2008-09
Description:
Membership of Steering Group overseeing research into attitudes and behaviour in relation to public transport, with a particular focus on demand-responsive transport in small towns and rural area. Part of the NZ Transport Agency Research Programme.

Identifying the value of long-distance rail services:

Client: Self-funded
Associated consultants: Employed Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall), as subconsultant; Professor Chris Nash and James Jackson, both Leeds Institute of Transport Studies (UK) as peer reviewers; and Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI, Todd Litman, Canada) published the research.
Date: 2006-08
Description: Research into international good practice on funding of long-distance (including regional) passenger rail services, comparison with New Zealand practice, and recommendations for change.  Full research paper and bibliography published on VTPI website and launched at 14 July 2008 Transportation Funding Summit conference, Auckland.

Feilding – Palmerston North Cycle Route Scoping

Client: Manawatu District Council (Wayne Keightley, Roading Manager)
Associated consultants: Employed Barclay Traffic Planning (Bill Barclay) as subconsultant
Date: 2008
Description: Review of relevant governmental context document, stakeholder perspectives and on-site situation, leading to evaluation of options for a cycle route linking Feilding and Palmerston North, potential means of funding, and the place of such a project within the District Council’s overall cycling programme.

Lecturing on land transport programmes, legislation, policies, standards and guidelines. 

Client: NZ Institute for Highway Technology (Clarence Morkel, Academic Programmes Manager)
Associated consultants: None
Date: 2004-08
Description: As part of the Bachelor of Highway Technology and Diploma in Highway Engineering courses, lecturing, setting and marking assignments and examination questions, on land transport programmes legislation, government strategy, and funding allocation processes. 

Election resources

Client: Cycling Advocates’ Network (CAN)
Associated consultants: None
Date: 2008
Description:
Drafting of briefing notes for CAN members, media, and candidates for forthcoming General Election

South Carterton Structure Plan submission

Client: Self-funded, made to Carterton District Council
Associated consultants: None
Date:
2008
Description:
Submission on South Carterton Structure Plan, which had arisen from the Wairarapa Combined District Plan Decisions on Submissions, as local resident and planner.  Raised consultation issues and need for wider town and hinterland planning context, including roading network and urban form/ growth

Cycle Friendly Awards sponsorship

Client: NZ Cycling Advocates’ Network
Associated consultants:
SPARC and Gemini have been lead sponsors of the awards
Date:
2006-08
Description:
Subsidiary sponsor of award for "cycling advocate of the year (2007-08) and ‘most cycle-friendly commitment by business’ (2006).

Executive Council member

Client: Living Streets Aotearoa
Associated consultants:
None
Date:
2004-08
Description:
Member of Executive Council of NZ pedestrian and walking advocacy body.

Takanini Nodal Centre Proposed Plan Change (no 12)

Client: Papakura District Council (Lee Ogilvie and Lorraine Houston)
Associated consultants:
Employed Withy Consulting (Alan Withy) and Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall) as subconsultants
Date:
2006-07
Description:
Drafting of Proposed Plan Change 12 for Takanini Nodal Centre, within one of three growth areas in the Auckland Metropolitan Southern Sector under the Auckland Regional Growth Strategy.  This required reconciliation of an original ‘transit-oriented development’ concept with a modelling-based roading programme; uncertainties over ground density-bearing capacity and the location of the local rail station; and local developers’ aspirations.

Cycling Programme Scoping Reports. 

Client: Hamilton City Council (Philip King)
Associated consultants:
None in 2007; worked as subconsultant for MWH Hamilton office (Nick Evetts) in early years
Date:
2005-07
Description:
Qualitative on-site assessment and scoping report preparatory to design work for cycle routes within the City’s cycling programme

Engineering Course lecturing etc on cycling and urban design.

Client: Auckland University School of Engineering (Associate Professor Roger Dunn)
Associated consultants:
None
Date:
2002, 2005, 2007
Description:
Lecturing on planning for cycling, and the engineering/ urban design relationship (including NZ Urban Design Protocol), setting and marking assignments and examination questions, and supply of course material. 

NZ Cycling Conferences


Client: Self-funded (2005 onwards) or as part of Hamilton City Council in-house employment (up to 2003).
Associated consultants:
Collaboration with various stakeholders within cycling sector.
Date:
1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007.
Description:
Member of organising committees of NZ cycling conferences in Hamilton (1997), Palmerston North (2000), Christchurch (2001), North Shore (2003), Lower Hutt (2005), and Napier (2007).

Takanini Nodal (Glenora) Urban Form Study

Client: Papakura District Council
Associated consultants:
Employed Withy Consulting (Alan Withy), Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall) and Transport Planning Solutions Ltd (Ross Rutherford) as sub-consultants
Date:
2005-06
Description:
Study to evaluate issues impinging on the future urban form of the Takanini Growth Area, preparatory to drafting of Proposed District Plan Change.  Issues included roading programme uncertainty as a result of lack of modelling information; uncertainty over the future location of the local rail station; and local landowner development aspirations.

Cycling Strategy Review

Client: Nelson City Council (Peter Kortegast, Roading Manager)
Associated consultants:
None
Date:
2006
Description:
Review of Nelson’s 2001 Cycling Strategy.  Winner of a 2007 award from the NZ Cycling Advocates’ Network.

Land Transport Programmes Advice.

Client: Land Transport New Zealand (Simon Whiteley, Peter Croft)
Associated consultants:
Employed Transport Futures Ltd as sub-consultant
Date:
2005
Description:
Review of Land Transport Management Act and Local Government Act provisions governing land transport programme preparation, in conjunction with a review of 16 sample local authorities, concluding with recommendations for Land Transport NZ advice to local authorities

Takanini Roading Options Analysis

Client: Papakura District Council
Associated consultants:
Transport Futures Ltd (Don Wignall) and Transport Planning Solutions Ltd (Ross Rutherford) as sub-consultants
Date:
2004-05
Description:
Review of several 2003-04 roading studies for Council, regarding traffic modelling basis of their recommendations, and land use/ transport implications of the Auckland Regional Growth Strategy (most notably land use mix and density) and the Takanini Structure Plan which provides for a mixed-use high-density node around a re-located local rail station.

Banks Peninsula District Council Walking and Cycling Strategy.

Client: Banks Peninsula District Council (Dave McNaughton)
Associated consultants:
Employed local community development worker Wendy Everingham and public participation facilitator Margaret Jeffries as sub-consultants.
Date:
2005
Description:
Preparation of District’s first walking and cycling strategy, including several atypical local-specific issues such as Lyttelton port road tunnel cycle access, paper road walking networks, and cyclist safety concerns on narrow rural roads.

Hamilton Alternatives to Roading Transport Strategy (HARTS).

Client: Environment Waikato and Hamilton City Council
Associated consultants:
Worked for Opus International Consultants Ltd (Alasdair Gray) as sub-consultant.
Date:
2004-05
Description:
Within overall team participation, responsible for aspects of strategy regarding land use/ transport integration and travel demand management.

NZ Walking and Cycling Strategy best practice examples.

Client: Ministry of Transport (Glenda Spackman and Reena Kokotailo)
Associated consultants:
None
Date:
2004-05
Description:
Researched and wrote best practice case examples to illustrate each of the 10 strategy actions of Getting There on foot, by cycle: a strategy to advance walking and cycling in New Zealand. 

Urban design and transport issues review.

Client: Wellington City Council (Gerald Blunt)
Associated consultants:
None
Date:
2005
Description:
Review of and commentary on several relevant land use and transport policy and strategy documents regarding urban form elements of the Porirua/ Hutt Valley – Airport growth corridor.

Walking and cycling strategies best practice research project.   

Client: Transfund/ Land Transport NZ
Associated consultants:
Worked for MWH (Andrew Macbeth) as sub-consultant
Date:
2004-05
Description:
Review of six international and all current New Zealand walking and cycling strategies regarding their characteristics, and provision of a commentary on current practice.

NZ Cycle Network & Route Planning Guide. (Co-author). 

Client: Land Transport Safety Authority (Tim Hughes)
Associated consultants:
Worked for Opus international Consultants Ltd (Paul Ryan) as sub-consultant
Date:
2003-04
Description:
Researching and co-authoring NZ’s official guide on cycle network and route planning, including consultation with wider stakeholder reference group.  Winner of awards from NZ Planning Institute and NZ Cycling Advocates Network 

Regional Walking and Cycling Strategy

Client: Environment Waikato (Bill McMaster and Madeleine Alderton)
Associated consultants:
None
Date:
2004
Description:
Early work towards formulating the strategy

Executive membership and BikeNZ Board representative

Client: Cycling Advocates’ Network
Associated consultants:
None
Date:
2003-04
Description:
Member of CAN Executive and CAN’s representative on the Board of BikeNZ, during BikeNZ’s formative period, the first year of its CEO Rodger Thompson, and early period of work of its first Advocacy Manager Stephen Knight.

Fundamentals of Planning and Design for Cycling Training Course preparation.

Client: Transfund NZ
Associated consultants:
Worked for NZ Institute for Highway Technology and Christchurch City Council (Axel Wilke) as sub-consultant
Date:
2003
Description:
Peer reviewer of draft course material and initial course trial run.

Australian Bicycle Council NZ representative

Client: Transit NZ via Road Controlling Authorities Forum
Associated consultants:
Via employment by Hamilton City Council
Date:
1998-2003
Description:
NZ representative on the Council, involving attendance at meetings and participation in decision-making in Council’s role as reference group on cycling for Austroads.

Transport Policy Planning

Client: Hamilton City Council
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1998-2003
Description:
Transportation Policy Planning on Council’s Roads and Traffic Unit.  A wide range of transport responsibilities included Hamilton’s Integrated Transport Strategy, submissions on central government legislative changes, overview of major roading network studies, and cycling strategy formulation/implementation.

Hamilton Cycling Strategy

Client: Hamilton City Council
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1998-2003
Description:
Review and implementation of City Council cycling strategy, including managing consultants working on Cycle Network Strategy Study, subsequent writing of Cycling in Hamilton 2000 strategy, setting up of three topic-based working parties and councillor-led advisory group, and formulation of initial prioritisation and implementation programme.

Hamilton Integrated Transport Strategy

Client: Hamilton City Council
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1997-2002
Description:
Participation in Community Task Group

Cameron Road, Tauranga, cycle facilities design

Client: Tauranga District Council
Associated consultants:
Worked for Beca Consultants (Colin Brodie) as sub-consultant
Date:
2002
Description:
Review of on-site situation and recommendation to Council of cycle lane provision design the length of radial arterial Cameron Road from City Centre to outer suburbs.

NZ Cycling Strategy Foundation Project/ Into The Mainstream report

Client: IPENZ Transportation Group partially grant-funded
Associated consultants:
Other funding or support in-kind attracted from Hamilton City Council (use of office facilities and administrative support), Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (organisation of 2000 Palmerston North Cycling Conference as project final consultation phase), Cycling Support NZ (publication of final report summary leaflet) and self-funding
Date:
1999-2000
Description:
Annual IPENZ Transportation Group Study Award for study of what should constitute a NZ Cycling Strategy should government decide to prepare one.  Project started a few months after Australia’s adoption of a national cycling strategy, which had led to professional interest in the topic.  Government dis-interest at the start of the project changed to keen interest after the late-1999 change of government, two months after the project’s start.  Project started with visits to seven NZ cities, and meetings with stakeholders including government bodies, local Councils and cycling advocacy groups, leading on to production of an Interim Position Statement discussion document and a simplified Delphi technique consultation process based on it.  Draft recommendations were presented to the 2000 Palmerston North cycling conference, and feedback incorporated.  Final Into the Mainstream report provisional edition produced in late 2000, subsequently used as a basis for early work in the Ministry of Transport’s own walking and cycling strategy.  Most of the report’s recommendations have since been implemented by the responsible government agencies

Hamilton District Plan

Client: Hamilton City Council
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1995-98
Description:
Formulation of District Plan provisions and processing of several private plan changes

Western Samoan Capacity Building Project bid

Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Associated consultants:
Worked for Alandale Associates Ltd (Alan Withy) as sub-consultant
Date:
1995
Description:
Preparation and submission of bid for capacity building project (unsuccessful but short-listed)

Tauranga resource consent drafting

Client: Alandale Associates Ltd (Alan Withy)
Associated consultants:
None
Date:
1995
Description:
Finalisation of resource consent application for private client

Birmingham Cycling Policy

Client: Birmingham City Council (UK)
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1990-95
Description:
Implementation of City Council’s cycling policy, including managing consultants designing the City’s first cycle route (Rea Valley), and planning the rest of the city-wide route network for implementation and incorporation in City’s first Unitary Development Plan.

Local Government and Cycling working party

Client: Association of Metropolitan Authorities (UK)
Associated consultants:
Association of Council Councils, Association of District Councils, Association of London Authorities, London Boroughs Association, Police, and non-governmental bodies in collaborative working party
Date:
1990-95
Description:
Formulation of the local authority associations’ Taking Cycling Seriously strategy document, and chairing of the working party in 2005.

Birmingham Unitary Development Plan

Client: Birmingham City Council (UK)
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1988-90
Description:
Formulation of local area elements of the city’s first Unitary Development Plan

Birmingham ethic minority planning advice notes

Client: Birmingham City Council (UK)
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1988-90
Description:
Following training in south Asian language and culture, production of advice notes for input to city-wide issues and local area elements of city’s first Unitary Development Plan

Birmingham Area Studies

Client: Birmingham City Council (UK)
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1982-88
Description:
Local community residents, cultural and social service bodies consultation, in conjunction with liaison across the rest of the City Council and West Midlands County Council organisations, leading on to production of several annual issues of the Balsall Heath/ North Moseley Inner Area Study and Sparkbrook Area Study. 

Birmingham Development Control

Client: Birmingham City Council (UK)
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1979-82
Description:
Reporting on planning applications with decision recommendations

Birmingham Design/Conservation Townscape Assessment and interpretative guides

Client: Birmingham City Council (UK)
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1978-79
Description:
Production of interpretative guides for key townscape areas, including the City Centre and Conservation Areas.  Local survey work and consultation preparatory to declaration of further conservation areas.  Townscape survey of existing conservation areas and formulation of enhancement programme.

Birmingham design for people with disabilities policy/ advice

Client: Birmingham City Council (UK)
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1979
Description:
Production of Council’s first policy guide on planning for people with disabilities, based on review of theory and best practice.

Birmingham Advertisement Control

Client: Birmingham City Council (UK)
Associated consultants:
In-house employment
Date:
1977-79
Description:
Reporting on advertisement applications with decision recommendations




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