WHAT WE DO
TES has experience of delivering the full range of road safety and traffic engineering professional services, including:
Crash Black Spot & Route Studies
'Safe Systems' analysis
Crash Monitoring Studies
Traffic Signal Studies
Traffic Modelling (SIDRA, Paramics
Road Safety Audits
Bus/Transit Lane Design
Integrated Transportation Assessments
Traffic Impact Assessments
Street Lighting Design
School Travel Plans
Resolution Plans & Reports
VICTORIA ST WEST
CONCEPT, SCHEME, CONSTRUCTION
- REPORTING AND DESIGN
CAD concept, scheme and construction plans are prepared for most design projects. TES understands that producing accurate high quality plans increases the likelihood of a successful design solution and outcome. The plans prepared by TES vary from the installation of individual signs to multi-million dollar intersection upgrades involving land-take. Detailed design often includes reporting, cost schedules, and resolutions, which TES can prepare. Also, TES arranges topographical surveying services.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL DESIGN
TES staff have produced feasibility studies, scheme plans and construction plans for signalised intersection designs for various councils and Auckland Transport. These projects have varied from kerb realignments and minor traffic signal improvements, to new midblock signals, new signalised intersections, and major intersection upgrades.
TES staff have undertaken the modelling, analysis and design of single lane and multi-lane roundabouts throughout New Zealand and overseas. Such projects have included a triple lane roundabout at Mt. Wellington, and the Palomino Road/Sturges Road Cycle Roundabout. Also, TES staff have designed several multi-lane roundabouts for a billion dollar hospital development in Qatar, and have researched, designed and implemented several innovative 'Cycle' roundabouts, in association with NZTA reserach.
TES has investigated and prepared plans for cycle lanes that have been installed throughout Auckland, including recent examples along Ian McKinnon Drive and Tamaki Drive.
The preparation and delivery of public consultation letters and plans. Analysis of public consultation feedback and preparation of reports. Attendance and presentations at public meetings and community board meetings. Public/stakeholder presentations and workshops.
BUS LANE / TRANSIT LANE INVESTIGATIONS
Bus lanes throughout Auckland have been designed by TES, and TES is currently designing several bus lane projects for Auckland Transport.
LOCAL AREA TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
TES has investigated and prepared concept to construction plans for various types of traffic calming measures installed throughout Auckland. These have included humps, cushions, platforms, chicanes, slow points, gateways, road narrowings and raised islands.
We have undertaken parking planning studies, car park layout design, parking supply and demand analysis, parking feasibility analysis, parking policy, driveway access layout, ramp design, and accessway alignment.
TES is a preferred supplier to Auckland Transport for providing road safety audits. Our experience includes safety audits over a wide range of projects, including intersection upgrades, route realignments, bus lanes, cycle lanes, and minor safety works. These safety audits are performed for councils and private developers, and range from Stage 1 (feasibility) to Stage 4 (post-construction) audits, and follow the recommendations of the NZTA Safety Audit Manual.
PRIORITY CONTROL JUNCTION
TES has investigated, surveyed, prepared plans for, and traffic modelled upgrades for priority control junctions for hundreds of projects for several councils.
TRAFFIC IMPACT / INTEGRATED TRANSPORT ASSESSMENTS
TES has prepared many of such reports for council and for private developers in New Zealand and overseas. This work has included presentation of evidence at council hearings.
TRAFFIC RESOLUTIONS AND PLANS
Traffic resolutions and plans are required to legally enforce parking restrictions and traffic controls. TES prepares resolution documents and associated plans for projects enabling councils to undertake enforcement.
MINOR SAFETY INVESTIGATIONS
TES has undertaken Minor Safety Investigations for hundreds of projects for several Councils in the Auckland region
We are frequently asked to undertake peer reviews of feasibility, scheme and construction plans prepared by other consultants. Also, we undertake peer reviews of scheme assessment reports, crash investigations, intersection upgrades, route studies, economic analysis, and all other traffic and transportation related reports.
Pedestrian planning studies, safety investigations and amenity reviews for many different councils in the Auckland region have been undertaken by TES staff. These studies include a review of pedestrian facilities at Auckland Airport, a pedestrian safety investigation at the Viaduct Basin, pedestrian improvements at 15 sites in Sylvia Park, and pedestrian facility improvements along Ian McKinnon Drive. New or realigned footpaths are sometimes recommended as a result of pedestrian facility investigations, pedestrian safety studies and walking school bus initiatives, with pedestrian safety being paramount.
CRASH REDUCTION STUDIES
Since 1998 to-date TES staff have been involved in setting up crash study programs and undertaking crash investigations throughout Auckland and the surrounds, in order to create safer road transport networks. Our team members have studied well over 500 intersection black spots and 50 crash routes for city councils throughout the Auckland region, making us a leading consultant in New Zealand for crash investigations. We are a preferred supplier of such services to Auckland Transport, and implemented several CRS investigations during 2015. Also, we have undertaken several Crash Monitoring studies of recently installed works, in order to monitor on-going performance and crash savings. These studies demonstrate great success in achieving reduction in reported crashes. To download a recent example of crash savings at a site, CLICK HERE
NZTA RESEARCH PROJECTS
TES staff have completed several research projects for NZTA, as follows:
RR 233: Safety Implications of Flush Medians in Auckland City, New Zealand: A road safety investigation of flush medians in Auckland, New Zealand. To download a PDF copy of the report, CLICK HERE
RR 287: Improved Multi-lane Roundabout Designs for Cyclists: This research investigated a new roundabout design called a C-roundabout that provides additional safety for cyclists. To download a PDF copy of the report, CLICK HERE
RR 297: Through Lane Utilisation at Traffic Signals: An investigation of the impact that short lanes and lane blockage have on lane utilisation at signalised intersections. To download a PDF copy of the report, CLICK HERE
RR 312: Safety Implications of Flush Medians in Auckland City: A further analysis of road safety investigations into flush medians in Auckland, New Zealand. To download a PDF copy of the report, CLICK HERE
RR 476: Improved Multi-lane Roundabout Designs for Urban Areas: This project investigates multi-lane roundabout safety for all modes of transport, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians. To download a PDF copy of the report, CLICK HERE
RR 510: Evaluation of C-Roundabout: A New Design Tool for Economically Improving Safety and Capacity at Urban Road Junctions This reviews the operation of 2 cycle roundabouts installed in Waitakere City. To download a PDF copy of the report, CLICK HERE