Barriers and Enablers to Inter-Agency Collaboration This research, funded by the Ageing Well and Healthier Lives National Science Challenges, examines the barriers and enablers to inter-agency collaboration in the design and provision of active travel infrastructure. It has been conducted as part of the wider ACTIVATION research programme investigating the delivery and impacts of neighbourhood interventions for active travel. Read the interim report here.
Walking and Cycling in Māngere and Otara Mackie Research has recently completed a report as part of the National Science Challenge funded ACTIVATION project. This report, led by Rebekah Thorne and Liz Fanueli, provides insights into local patterns of walking and cycling in Māngere and Otara, South Auckland, as well as the ingredients for successful local active transport promotion. Read the final report here.
Te Ara Mua Future Streets Community Hui For nearly 10 years Mackie Research has worked in a collaborative partnership to deliver the Te Ara Mua Future Streets programme. This innovative work has provided the Māngere community with transport infrastructure that aims to improve safety and increase opportunities for walking, cycling and other forms of physical activity. Despite covid delays, the team has been able to complete much of our monitoring and evaluation work. At our upcoming hui in Māngere we will be sharing our findings with the community and gathering their thoughts and feedback.
2022 Australasian Road Safety Conference It was great to catch up with some of our industry partners face-to-face at the 2022 Australasian Road Safety Conference. We attended many thought-provoking presentations and were pleased to share a range of road safety and sustainability related projects Mackie Research has completed in the last few years.
2022 Australasian Road Safety Conference Mackie Research are excited to be presenting at the 2022 Australasian Road Safety Conference. It’s been a few years since we’ve had the chance to catch up with people face to face but in that time, we’ve undertaken some great projects. We’ll be presenting the Dragons Teeth trial, an innovative approach to testing traffic control devices. Taking a systems-level view, we’ll also be presenting a socio-technical analysis of driving for work crashes and a study of the road safety implications that are arising from transport related gig work. Finally, we’re excited to present the work we’ve done to support Waka Kotahi’s Streets for People programme which aims to make it easier and faster to create people-friendly streets.
E Bike Trial Blessing Mackie Research is working with Auckland Transport, Massey University and Triple Teez, an amazing local cycling hub in Māngere, to trial an e-bike programme. Everyone in the team has worked hard to get this project underway and the project blessing this week in Māngere marked an important milestone. Twenty e-bikes have been purchased and the team now looks forward to working with the community to better understand the opportunities and barriers to everyday e-bike use.
ACTIVATION - National Science Challenge Mackie Research has commenced a collaboration called ACTIVATION (Activating Change Through InterVentions for Active Travel In Our Neighbourhoods) - led by Massey University and funded by the National Science Challenges Aging Well and Healthier Lives. Following our Te Ara Mua - Future Streets research, various research projects will help to identify how best to promote active travel in Māngere, South Auckland, including for older residents. Outcome research will help to understand the longer-term impacts of Te Ara Mua Future Streets and subsequent initiatives.
Managing Vehicle-Related Risks from Supply Chain Pressures It's a privilege to be leading the WorkSafe research project Managing Vehicle-Related Risks from Supply Chain Pressures, with collaborators AUT, Massey University, Victoria University, and Human Matters. Utilising human factors systems mapping methods and an innovative workshop method called Future Inquiry that aims to get the 'whole system in the room', solutions will be developed with the transport and logistics sector to prevent future harm.
Innovating Streets for People Testing and trialling new ideas are difficult, and getting new ideas into practise is even trickier. We've learned this first hand through a range of trial or demonstration projects over the years. So it's great to now be helping the Transport Agency and other delivery partners to provide support and guidance to make trials and demonstration projects easier
Systems Thinking Hamish recently attended the symposium Systems Thinking: Optimising Performance and Managing Risk - 2019 Research Symposium at the University of Sunshine Coast, led by systems human factors leaders Paul Salmon, Neville Stanton and Guy Walker. This was an excellent and practical experience to further upskill in the very latest human factors systems analysis methods.
Supreme Award Winner Te Ara Mua Future Streets was awarded Supreme Winner and Innovation Hub Category Winner at the NZ Transport Agency ‘Bike to the Future’ awards.
Human Factors Certified Hamish has gained certification as a NZ Human Factors Professional through the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand.