Traffic Design Group

Traffic Design Group

Traffic Design Group or TDG is a consultancy in New Zealand. The largest [http://www.futureintech.org.nz/AprilNewsletter.pdf Enews April 2004] (Futureintech, Government-funded initiative of IPENZ)] specialist traffic engineering and transport planning consultancy of the country (as opposed to multi-disciplinary consultancies like URS), they have offices in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Hawke's Bay [http://www.tdg.co.nz Where transportation and people meet] (Traffic Design Group website)] and are nationally recognised in their field. [ [http://archived.ccc.govt.nz/council/agendas/1998/March/CentralCity.asp Council Agenda, Thursday 5 March 1998] (Christchurch City Council)]

cope and projects

The company has been active in the New Zealand transport sector for 30 years (as of 2007), and has provided consulting services on a number of large projects, most recently on Stadium New Zealand, where they assessed the traffic and parking effects of providing a major new 60,000 seat stadium on the Auckland waterfront, and which they supported as a viable location in terms of traffic. [ [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10411948 Stadium decision: Noise 'not a problem' at waterfront] (New Zealand Herald newspaper)] [ [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10411910 Stadium decision: Government defends law changes] (New Zealand Herald newspaper)] TDG has also planned the pedestrian elements of the Westpac Stadium in Wellington and undertaken the traffic design for the SkyCity Auckland casino.

Other projects the company has worked on include traffic modelling such as for Transit New Zealand on the State Highway 20 Extension in southern Auckland, [ [http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/documents/district/updates/t028/report_a1.pdf SH20 Hillsborough to Richardson Road - Assessment of Effects on the Environment] (Auckland City Council)] and research reports for government entities like Transfund New Zealand, such as 'The Ins and Outs of Roundabouts', a safety audit of roundabout research. [ [http://www.landtransport.govt.nz/publications/traffic-engineering/roundabout.pdf Ins and Outs of Roundabouts] (Land Transport New Zealand)] Another field the company is very active in is traffic survey work, having, for example long produced the traffic volume reports of the New Zealand State Highway network for Transit New Zealand. [ [http://www.transit.govt.nz/content_files/shtv/SHTV-2001-2005.pdf State Highway Traffic Volumes 2001-2005] (Transit New Zealand)] The company also advises on construction and event traffic management, such as for the APEC meeting in Auckland in 1999. [ [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/3/story.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=13364&ref=emai Warning! Major blockage ahead] (New Zealand Herald newspaper)]

References

External links

* [http://www.tdg.co.nz Traffic Design Group]


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