Trafinz 2018, 11-14 November, Shed 6, Wellington, will focus on
'Prioritising for People' to look at a number of opportunities and
challenges currently facing our sector.
The recent change in Government, the increase in trauma on our
networks and current emerging technologies means we all have to
consider how we go about delivering our business. Whether that
business is setting policy within Central or Local Government,
engineering solutions, working with our communities, advocating for
disadvantaged user groups or front line enforcement we are all
facing a future of change. The priority for this change must be the
The current Government has issued a number of challenges that
can be considered as Prioritising for people,
- Consideration of mode neutrality in all transport planning
projects; this requires planners, policy decision makers and
leaders to consider all users within the transportation system when
looking at transport improvements, maintenance, and operations
- A dynamic system that prioritises people without the trauma
costs currently in our transportation planning and design
- Adopting a 'vision zero policy', to prioritise the lives of
people and their wellbeing ahead of travel time savings and through
design processes that addresses our current high risk to people as
a 'whole of life' transportation network.
- Viewing our transport system through the lens of Mobility as a
Service (MaaS) in a way that prioritises for people and their
Today increasing numbers of people see busy central cities as
their neighbourhood, spaces where we work, live and play within our
communities. Alternatively small rural populations are struggling
to retain their community as essential services and employment are
only available in those busy central cities - but if we are
prioritising for people, would this be considered the best or the
only solution in a county like New Zealand?
While the challenge is clear to us all. Our transportation
system equity and viability needs to recognise the great work that
is currently underway in our government agencies, the police,
educators, local government, the private and commercial sectors'
around NZ, and bench mark this with our best practice needs based
on world's best performing countries overseas. Today "one size fits
all" is no longer an option.
This year's conference will be held in Wellington and enables
participants to gain an appreciation of what the Government and its
agencies expect of all practitioners within the transport
Additionally we will explore some of the great work and research
currently being undertaken, that prioritises for people in the way
we plan, regulate, maintain and operate our dynamic future proofed
For more information and to register visit the Conference Website.