Hamish travelled to Holland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden with a group of 10 researchers as part of the Otago University FRIENZ contract looking at regenerating suburbs through integrated housing and transport planning.
Peter Baas from TERNZ represented the Future Streets research team at the Sod turning for Future Streets in Mãngere. This marks the beginning of all the improvements in Mãngere town centre that are about to be implemented as a result of this project.
Mackie Research awarded an MBIE science investment contract - Healthy Future Mobility Solutions. The Future Streets team will continue to work together to deliver this project.
Hamish and Greer travelled to Hannover, Germany to work on collaborations with Dutch researchers as part of the FRIENZ project. Hamish presented at the International Cycling Safety Conference while they were there.
Hamish undertook a whistlestop tour of Australasia presenting at the International Ergonomics Conference in Melbourne and at the Trafinz conference in Dunedin a few days later. Greer also presented at the Trafinz conference
Mackie Research was successful in being awarded a contract with NZTA for 'Safety Risks and Interventions for Cyclists and Best Practice for Cycle Skills Training". The purpose of this research is to a) identify key cycle safety interventions through the application of a 'Cycling Swiss cheese model'; and b) provide guidance on a 'cycle skills training system that provides positive outcomes for cycling.
Hamish travelled to Holland to meet up with researchers from SWOV (Institute for Road Safety Research) at The Hague. This was the first of a number of meetings between Dutch and New Zealand researchers to form collaborations between the research parties. Hamish also presented at the 1st International Conference on Transport and Health at the University College of London in the UK.
Mackie Research received an MBIE grant as part of their International Relationship Funding. This funding will be used to extend existing collaborations between New Zealand and Dutch researchers with a focus on the future of the bicycle in urban transport systems.
Hamish travelled to Minnesota, USA to the 3M head office and then on to Tampa Florida to present at the American Traffic Safety Services Association Convention. The trip was the result of winning the 3M Traffic Safety Innovation award at the 2014 IPENZ Tranportation Group Conference