In fact I see NZ real estate companies are now incorporating this info in their data set, and publishing it along with other details of a property.
And although they do a good job, from the the “if its not broke, don’t fix it” stage left pops up a new comer … Isoscope.
And their view takes a slightly more visual approach all around. You’ll note there is also a time line there to tell the program what time you would like to set off on a journey of discovery, and presumably….background data will depict traffic situations around that time and offer up yet another way to view data.
Both are worth a look if you are looking to visit a new place, or even look to buy a property there.
Just noticed Otago University have been working on a NZ wide aid to residents, and I also think it could be looked at as another “helper” in the mix for folk considering their options about living in certain areas.
A searchable online map showing where in New Zealand cyclists have been injured as a result of car doors opening has been created by University of Otago injury prevention researchers.
Currently the map shows approximately 245 cycle door injury location over this 2007-11 period and indicates their seriousness and the direction the cyclist was traveling. And because its an overlay that rests on-top of Google Maps, its a breeze to use and visualise.
Back in Feb/Mar 2012, the new NBUS service was introduced to Nelson.
The NBus operation is operated by SBL Group on behalf of Nelson City Council.
This new initiative saw a fleet of brand new 13.5-metre-long 50-seater low floor wheelchair friendly buses introduced to Nelsonians, and travelers alike, and quickly gained good support.
New services were introduced and along with increased frequency during busy times, the hours of operation also were extended.
Here’s a brief video on the new service;
The video also talks about the new “hail & ride” service ( offered on selected local neighbourhood routes ) serviced by smaller buses, and also about the much anticipated user operated “bike carriers” that are mounted on the front of the new units.