Field Trip 2 of 2: 1-3 March 2016
Welcome to Smart Motorways, a series of two virtual field trips in 2015 and 2016 focusing on technology, social science and sustainability. We all rely on well formed roads to get where we're going easily, safely and with less congestion. During this field trip you will see how a motorway can be designed and made smart so people can arrive at their destinations safely, more quickly and with less stress! Smart motorways also help reduce fuel costs and lower carbon emissions from vehicles as they travel more efficiently.
This trip fits well with big ideas like transport, community, citizenship, economic development, teamwork, sustainability, energy, and national identity. We'd love to get your students involved with this nationally significant project. The second field trip is from 1-3 March 2016.
Smart Motoways is a pilot project of national significance which is taking place on Wellington's Northern Corridor. You will meet experts on site, see how the project is being carried out and see lots of different technology in action.
You will fly into Wellington airport, then drive on State Highway 1 through the Mount Victoria Tunnel, past the Basin Reserve, through the new Arras Tunnel under the Pukeahu National Memorial Park, through the Terrace Tunnel and on to the Ngauranga Gorge. Ngauranga to Aotea Quay is the busiest road in the Wellington region carrying over 90,000 vehicles per day.
You have special permission to visit the control centre for the motorway and, after your induction, to visit the construction sites along the busy motorway.
Field Trip Plan - March 2016
Monday 29 February
Tuesday 1 March
Progress updates and construction
Wednesday 2 March
Creating roads for people not just cars
Thursday 3 March
Smart Technology for a Smart Motorway
|Monday 7 March
|Friday 12 February
Carry out a survey to learn more about driver behaviour and educating drivers about the new smart motorway.