This forum was an opportunity to hear Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Transport and Peter Mersi, recently appointed Chief Executive of the Ministry of Transport, as well as Coroner Peter Ryan and cycling ambassador Sarah Ulmer in a very full and thought-provoking meeting. The Minister summarised progress toward intelligent transport systems in New Zealand and outlined his vision for how new modes of transport will affect the way we use our road networks and resources in the future.
This forum was held at the Wellington International Airport Conference Centre. As well as an opportunity to hear the Minister and the newly appointed Chief Executive of the Ministry, those attending heard presentations from Sarah Ulmer on the Te Awa Cycleway project, Kevin Reid on the story behind the Huntly Steel story, representatives of Waikato Regional Council and pupils of Te Awamutu’s St Patick’s Catholic School on the lessons from the Waikato Speed Management project, Acting Senior Sergeant Dan Harker on new vehicle-activated alerts of impending stop signs, Coroner Peter Ryan on the role of the Coroners Court, Andrew Scott on the work of the Safe Roads Alliance, and a Young Engineer’s presentation from Earl Barretto on the Te Whau Pathway, as well as updates from Mark Yaxley, Stuart Woods and Rui Leitao.
Hon. Simon Bridges addressing the Forum
1. Peter Mersi, Chief Executive, Ministry of Transport
Peter Mersi addressing the Forum
2. Earl Barretto – Young Engineer’s Presentation – Te Whau Pathway
3. Andrew Scott – Safe Roads Alliance – Breaking the Barriers to Safer Journeys
4. Stuart Woods – NZ Transport Agency – Resilience tools go live
5. Peter Ryan – Coroner – A Coroner’s report – what it can mean for an RCA
6. Kevin Reid – NZ Transport Agency – ‘The real steel’ – The Huntly steel story
7. Junine Stewart – Waikato Regional Council – Hobbiton and health impacts: learnings from the Waikato’s demonstration of the Speed Management Guide
Junine Stewart addressing the Forum
9. Daniel Harker – Acting Senior Sergeant, NZ Police – Advanced warning signs
10. Rui Leitao – Road Efficiency Group – Providing the tools
11. Mark Yaxley – NZ Transport Agency – Landing the framework
12. Sarah Ulmer – Te Awa and Cycleways – a collaborative effort
13. Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Transport – Intelligent Transport Systems
14. Graham Taylor – NZ Transport Agency – Key proposed changes to the VDAM Rule
Where speakers presented a powerpoint, it has been loaded below. Click on the item to download the presentation. Note that Item 14 was not taken on the day, because the meeting went over time.
Item 9 Advanced Warning Signs – Dan Harker – Acting Senior Sergeant, NZ Police