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January 2019

Happy New Year! Welcome back to work and a busy year ahead of us. We hope you are able to check out our monthly update on campaigns from around the country, upcoming events and information relevant to our members. A huge thank you to all our contributors.

Just a heads up that NZTA will be going back in market in Tauranga, Hamilton Wellington and Christchurch regions with the Ride More Feel More cycling campaign in January for a couple months, and in the Auckland market - March and April. The campaign details and TV ad can be seen on the image above.  

In summary,:
  • TV for three flights mid Jan (w/c 13th, 20th and 27th) Sunday nights, which is targeted towards all people 18-49 years of age to encourage the A-B utility trips. 
  • Radio, and have OOH media in malls, office buildings, universities, gyms and by supermarkets.  These are a cut-down of the TV ad with the end line Feel More Ride More. 
  • NZTA have not continued with the Wheel and feels campaign as our tracking research found that people felt like it was two separate campaigns.  

Distracted Driver Resource

This is a resource developed for our partners in the NZ Police to use in conjunction with a distracted drivers operation. It features a silicon wallet/card holder that could be attached to a mobile phone and the NZTA information on distracted drivers. A huge thanks to Adrian Stephenson at NZTA for helping to facilitate this. Contact Anna Blomquist for further information.

NZTA Social Media 

Here is a list of the NZTA safety messages/dates that will run up until end of January. You are able to share our posts from the NZTA Facebook page.
21 Jan – Substance impaired driving
25 Jan – Seatbelts
27 Jan – Back to school
29 Jan – School speed zones

Crash Analysis System

Check out the publicly available CAS database maphub with a handy User Guide.

Household Travel Survey

New results for the New Zealand Household Travel Survey (2015-2018) now available. The survey collects information about day-to-day travel in New Zealand – such as, how, where and when we travel. The results give us a picture of the travel patterns and choices of all types of people – information which is vital for developing transport policy including road safety, public transport, walking and cycling.

Annual statistics on motor vehicle crashes and casualties

The Ministry of Transport has released annual statistics on motor vehicle crashes and casualties, covering data to the end of 2017. These are available on the Ministry’s website.

Kua takoto te mānuka: The Challenge has been set!
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is back in February 2019

Professional Development

Planning and design for Cycling - Wellington, 12 February 2019

New Zealand is continuing its journey to ensure cycling is a safe and attractive transport choice. The new Government Policy Statement has signalled a strong desire for more liveable cities that are safe, accessible and are designed to improve people’s wellbeing. This means we need to continue to develop our cycling networks to a level of service where people will use them, and make sure they are well integrated into the wider transport system.
The NZ Transport Agency and ViaStrada are offering a full day industry training course based on the recently ratified Cycle Network Guidance and cycling levels of service research which will focus on planning and design for cycling. The courses are hosted by the Transport Agency and will likely be held at their offices at Chews Lane (TBC).
The course will summarise recent advancements in cycling planning and design understanding, using case studies from a wide range of New Zealand projects implemented in the last five years. Topics covered will include:
  • Understanding our users – customer thinking / target audience approach, cyclists’ 5 main requirements
  • Planning for cycling – assessing demand, route options, prioritisation, monitoring, engagement, funding
  • Designing between intersections – various types of provision (focus on separated cycleways and paths), making space
  • Intersection design – achieving continuity through intersections, cycle bypasses, minor junctions, cycle crossings, cycle detection, signalised intersections, roundabouts.
While the cost is still to be finalised; the early-bird fee is likely to be around $350 to $400+GST.
This course will benefit anyone involved in planning or designing for cycling facilities such as: project managers, road safety auditors, transport planners, transport engineers and elected members.To find out more or register for the course:

Professional Development for SASTA members

As mentioned we have secured $10,000 for professional development through NZTA. We would like to hear from you how this could best be spent. It might be useful to consider how this funding can assist not only in the provision of training but also in enabling regional groups assistance in getting together.

SASTA website re-development

The refurbishing of our website is currently underway. This will involve a fresh new look as well as removing the membership areas (and the logging in) section as most of the material is publicly available. Until then we apologise that the website is currently out-of-date and our invoicing is affected. We appreciate your patience in this matter while the work is underway.

Executive Meetings

The Executive has monthly teleconferences and meets once a year for a face to face meeting in Wellington. Our next face-to-face meeting is scheduled for the 20th to the 21st of February.

Our Executive

  • Northland: Jodi Betts
  • Auckland: Coralie Owens and Helen Whittal
  • Waikato: Lucy Willard
  • BoP, East Coast and Hawkes Bay: Lorreen Hartley
  • Taranaki, Whanganui and Manwatu: Alastair Mayston
  • Wellington: Anna Blomquist
  • Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough: Robyn Blackburn
  • Canterbury and West Coast: Kathy Graham
  • Otago and Southland: Currently Vacant

Thank you (in anticipation) to those of our members who have put their hands up to assist the executive with various tasks. 


SASTA E-newsletters

Our e-newsletters will continue to be delivered monthly in this e-newsletter/online format. This makes it easier for us to provide links with online content and our new website (once it is developed). It is also less time consuming than a PDF version for our volunteer executive. Thank you to those who contributed, we’re proud to support your work and spread the word about your achievements. Keep those stories coming to your regional representative.

Interesting reads

Impact of Out of Zone travelOur Schooling Futures: Stronger Together report.
Check out page 70 “Competition impacts on the wider community” for a transport perspective.“An analysis of out-of-zone student movements in Christchurch found that 79,022 kilometres of transport use could be saved each school day if each state secondary student went to their closest school, equating to a decrease of 156.6kg of CO2 emissions per day.” 

Cost-effectiveness of raising alcohol excise taxes to reduce the injury burden of road traffic crashes University of Otago, Wellington (October 2018)
This report is about the impact of raising alcohol taxes on road injuries. The authors found that increasing alcohol
taxes could reduce road injuries, reduce costs to the health system, and reduce other costs (e.g. crime, vehicle
Contact for a copy of the report

Ready To Ride - Sebastien Pelon 
For those of you working with kids learning to ride bicycles (or just have small people to read to!) the below book is a great story about persevering with riding a bike (and he does wear a helmet!).



  • Print Advert: Toyota Don't Make up and drive - Best Ads
  • Heineken announces the results from its latest initiative to reduce drink driving in New Zealand - Campaign Brief
  • Transport’s dirty little secret: The truckers breaking the law just to survive - Spinoff
Check out the Police stats at

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