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Senior Transport Engineer.
Undertake transportation planning and operational designs. Assess traffic impacts against national, regional and local policies.
The feeling of driving on the part of the road network that I’ve been working on is great and the traffic analysis and assessment itself is fun.
The number crunching…
Often traffic planners don't consider the impacts of traffic congestion in the weekends so I've researched this. I have been able to find a statistical relationship between weekend and weekday patterns in Wellington. I felt lucky that such a relationship could be found in Wellington, even though it may not be relevant for other cities.
I was involved with a transport safety improvement project. The site was known to be dangerous for drivers, however the findings showed that it was not feasible to fix this. I found out that the reason for the findings were because there haven’t been any crashes reported at this site. One of my colleagues even joked that I should go and sacrifice myself (crash) to save the project!In the end, I decided not to sacrifice myself, but still recommended that the safety improvement is needed on the site because it has a high risk. I learnt that we need to save people before anything bad happens!
Basketball and pop music.
Bob Hu is a Senior Transport Engineer. Image: NZTA.