On Thursday 5 December 2019, the Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the NZ Transport Agency, Maritime New Zealand, Civil Aviation Authority, NZ Automobile Association and KiwiRail held the 6th Transport Knowledge conference at the James Cook, Wellington.

Below is a list of presentations from the conference that have been approved for release by presenters. This year’s conference theme was “Transport's contribution to wellbeing and liveability". This relates to the five transport outcomes, a set of outcomes for New Zealand’s transport system that explains how government should work toward these outcomes through a guiding principle of mode neutrality. 

Conference presentations

Keynote presentations

Transport indicators: A framework for measuring the performance of the transport system [PDF, 1.4 MB] - Richard Cross, Ministry of Transport

A corridor for wellbeing - the role of rail in the Hamilton-Auckland corridor [PDF, 1.1 MB]Gareth Fairweather, Ministry of Transport and David Shepherd, KiwiRail

What if transport was an urgent public health matter? [PDF, 904 KB]Professor Alistair Woodward, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Auckland

Parallel sessions

A national model of the impact of road traffic emissions on local air quality [PDF, 6.4 MB]Ian Longley, NIWA

Access in Transport Appraisal [PDF, 645 KB]Sandy Fong, Ministry of Transport

Air transport subsidies in regional development: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis [PDF, 1.9 MB]Hanjun (Louis) Wu, Massey University and Dr Yi-Hsin Lin, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Asset management data standard – game changer to create a more resilient transport network [PDF, 1.3 MB]Myles Lind, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Behavioural based segmentation of international visitors - through a transport lens [PDF, 1.6 MB]Carol Christie, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Community exposure to noise from transport infrastructure [PDF, 2.3 MB]Michael Allan, AECOM and Darran Humpheson, Tonkin & Taylor Ltd

Emerging technologies in rolling stock propulsion [PDF, 1.1 MB]Alan Hill, KiwiRail

Exploring the role of passengers for safer driving [PDF, 787 KB]Prof Nicola Starkey, University of Waikato

Healthy future mobility [PDF, 2.3 MB]Hamish Mackie, Mackie Research

How NZSAR is using data to reduce harm in the search and rescue sector [PDF, 630 KB]Jeff Lean, New Zealand Search and Rescue

Impact of mandatory alcohol interlock sentencing law [PDF, 667 KB]Dylan Thomsen, NZ Auotmobile Association

Improving data quality to support sector-wide initiatives [PDF, 2.4 MB]Andrew McKillop, REG-NZ Transport Agency

Inclusive streetscapes: Perspectives of disabled people and older citizens challenge mainstream approaches to consultation [PDF, 1.4 MB]Prof Shanthi Ameratunga, University of Auckland

"Keeping it real" - fuel efficiency of New Zealand vehicles [PDF, 1.3 MB]Jayne Metcalfe, Emission Impossible Ltd

Modelling New Zealand Road Deaths & Hospitalisations [PDF, 1.5 MB]Ernest Albuquerque and Colin Morrison, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

National walking and cycling trends [PDF, 1.9 MB]Claire Pascoe, NZ Transport Agency

On-road motorcycle crashes: Collaborative research to enhance our evidence base and improve safety [PDF, 1.5 MB]Kaye Clark, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Pedalling gender? Framing gender disparities in cycling within overall differences in sustainable travel in NZ [PDF, 341 KB]Dr Caroline Shaw, University of Otago Wellington (best presentation)

Rail bridge resilience data [PDF, 3.1 MB]Michael Keenan and Rudolph Kotze, KiwiRail

Rangatahi Māori perspectives on and experiences with Graduated Driver Licensing in New Zealand [PDF, 5.5 MB]Dr Vanessa Beanland, University of Otago

Real-world fuel economy of heavy trucks [PDF, 1.7 MB]Dr Haobo Wang, Ministry of Transport

Reducing transport disadvantages: Insights from investigating a scheme to make public transport more affordable [PDF, 1.6 MB]Nick Potter, Ministry of Transport

So what do you think? Attitudes from people in the New Zealand Household Travel Survey [PDF, 1.3 MB]Jennifer McSaveney, Ministry of Transport

Social equity in transport: measuring equity using (Auckland) transport models [PDF, 646 KB]John Davies, Auckland Forecasting Centre

The determinants of used car prices in New Zealand [PDF, 597 KB]Bryce Hartell, Ministry of Transport

The Green Freight Project [PDF, 980 KB]Lucia Sobiecki, Ministry of Transport

[PDF, 1.4 MB]Transport funding and the myth of the declining revenue stream [PDF, 1.4 MB] - Iain McGlinchy, Ministry of Transport

Transport links to wellbeing and liveability [PDF, 1.5 MB]Jo Chang, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and David Rees, Synergia

Understanding barriers to accessing social and economic opportunities in Aotearoa New Zealand [PDF, 798 KB]Kane Swift, Ministry of Transport and Anna Jackson, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Update of the National Freight Demands Study [PDF, 524 KB]Richard Paling, Richard Paling Consulting and Murray King, Murray King & Francis Small Consultancy Ltd

Using remote monitoring to allow safe running of trains post the Kaikoura Earthquake [PDF, 4.7 MB]Daniel Headifen, KiwiRail and Zeb Paterson, Engeo

Using road markings in innovative ways [PDF, 3.7 MB]Prof Samuel Charlton, University of Waikato


Assessing the impact of gross emitting vehicles [PDF, 620 KB]Sharon Atkins, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Measurement and modelling of local walkability [PDF, 383 KB]Dr Shrividya Ravi, Ministry of Transport (best poster)

NZTA presents new (bilingual) child restraint installation video resources [PDF, 161 KB] - Craig Waterworth, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Reporting on the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport 2018 [PDF, 876 KB] - Dr Jane Godfrey and Danielle Bassan, Ministry of Transport

Reporting on the new NZ Transport Outcomes Framework [PDF, 812 KB] - Judy Li and Kirill Kruger, Ministry of Transport

The importance of the local school environment in encouraging healthy school travel [PDF, 554 KB] - Emma McCone, Ministry of Transport

Transport practices, mobility needs and cessation planning: New Zealand Prospective Older Adult Transport and Health Study (NZPATHS) [PDF, 1.2 MB] - Dr Rebecca Brookland and Dr Helen Owen, University of Otago

Transport technologies: Attitudes from people in the New Zealand Household Travel Survey [PDF, 1.3 MB] - Sina Mashinchi & Jennifer McSaveney, Ministry of Transport

Women's Cycling Workshops: building inclusive, liveable communities, one new cyclist at a time [PDF, 6.5 MB] - Tessa Coppard, Greater Wellington Regional Council