About Us

Spreading Knowledge

Flow staff are encouraged to further their knowledge through internal and external learning.  They are supported to attain professional and chartered status in their fields.  Mentoring is a key component of working and learning at Flow, where staff are encouraged to set goals and work towards achieving them.

Flow staff attend and organise conferences and training sessions to enhance their skills.  Part of this involves preparing presentations and papers on a variety of subjects for in-house seminars and external courses and conferences, aiming to spread and influence transportation engineering and transport planning knowledge.

2009 3rd Annual Travel Demand Management Conference

The 3rd Annual TDM Conference was held on 10 and 11 March 2009, at Mercure Hotel, Auckland. The themes of the conference were:

  • Strategic planning – why its important
  • Social marketing and behaviour change
  • What TDM initiatives have worked (or not worked) in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • TDM initiatives for rural Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Why and how were these initiatives applied
  • What could be done to improve results
  • How could other TDM initiatives be implemented in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • TDM measurement, monitoring, enforcement 

2008 2nd Annual Travel Demand Management Conference

Flow organised and sponsored the 2nd Annual Travel Demand Management Conference, held at the Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland on the 11th of March 2008.  The focus of the day was to discuss the various successes of voluntary versus compulsory travel management plans and also to discuss the realities of TDM in practice.

Conferences and Lectures

We take an active role in industry conferences and seminars, including the IPENZ Transportation Group conferences, the New Zealand (Transport) Modelling User Group conferences and the ACENZ conferences.

Flow Director, Ian Clark, is chairman of the New Zealand (Transport) Modelling User Group.  In this role he assists in convening annual conferences and chairing some sessions.  He is also a regular attendee at the AITPM conferences, where he ‘flies the flag’ for the NZ Modelling User Group and the Trips Database Bureau.

Flow Principal, Mairi Joyce, was awarded best technical note at the IPENZ Transportation Group 2012 conference on the topic ”Shared Space Research Tour.”
Recent papers by Flow include the following: