Share the Road

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Share the Road

Welcome to Share the Road - design thinking and a safer transport system for everyone. Fly to Hamilton to discover how modern roads are designed and how to journey safely. This field trip is supported by NZTA The NZ Transport Agency/Waka Kotahi. The field trip is from 14-16 August. Enrol now. 

Introduction 

There are many ways to travel around New Zealand. You may choose to walk, cycle, use a car, or use public transport such as buses and trains. Wherever you are going it is likely that you will travel on one of New Zealand’s roads. Good roads are an important part of our community. Our communities work much better when it is easy for people to travel. Roads are also a community space: we ‘meet’ and have lots of interactions on the road as we navigate safely from one place to another. On this field trip you will see how roads are designed and how technology is used to improve safety. You will meet students from Pataruru College who are helping shape the future of transport networks and investigate the impact of speed on safety. You will also explore the new Waikato Expressway and see how it is helping people to journey safely.

Meet Shelley the LEARNZ field trip teacher

Meet Shelley the LEARNZ field trip teacher

Watch the introductory video - coming soon.

Location

You will fly to Hamilton, the main city of the Waikato. You will visit Putaruru College where students will show you the story behind "Hayden's Big Adventure", their winning video animation in the Future Transport schools' competition, and meet the students who will accompany Shelley as fellow inquiry leaders. You will get up close to local parts of the 102km Waikato Expressway, which is a huge roading project which by 2020 will provide a 4-lane link from south of Auckland to south of Hamilton. 

 

Field Trip Plan - August 2018

Monday 13 August

Travel Day

  • Join Shelley and the ambassadors as they journey from Dunedin to Hamilton to begin the Share the Road field trip.

Tuesday 14 August

Safer journeys and road users

  • Meet students from Pataruru College and share ideas about how we can all contribute to safer roads for drivers, passengers, cylcists and pedestrians.

Wednesday 15 August

Designing safer roadways

  • Explore the Waikato Expressway roading project and find out how it has been designed to enhance safety for all users.

Thursday 16 August

The future of our roads

  • Meet experts from Waikato University to explore the affects of increased vehicle speed and discover what the future of transport might be like.

 

Tuesday 10 July The Share the Road newsletter 1 was sent to all enrolled classes.
Monday 9 July The Share the Road background pages and their easy reading versions are now online.
Monday 9 July The Share the Road field trip website is now online.

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