New Zealand Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) Annual Awards
– Winner: Best Technical Solution
Dynamic lane systems have been trialled in cities around the world. But, in a New Zealand first, in January 2018, Auckland transport began trialling dynamic lanes along Whangaparaoa Road for 12 months with the intention of reducing traffic congestion during peak times for drivers. Better traffic flow for drivers in and around the area contributes to the concept of smart cities as productivity can improve and people can become more connected.
Auckland Transport chose Whangaparaoa Road – one of Auckland’s notoriously heavily congested roads – for the 12-month trial because of its existing configuration: the road has one lane in either direction and a wide central median strip.
Aurecon provided detailed engineering designs, topographical plans and traffic surveys to Auckland Transport throughout the trial.