About Wes Edwards

Wes has been a specialist traffic engineer since 1989 with experience in local authorities and independent consulting companies.

He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, an International Professional Engineer (APEC Engineer), has a Bachelor of Engineering, and a New Zealand Certificate of Engineering.

He is a Fellow and Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand, and a Member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

Wes has completed the Ministry for the Environment Making Good Decisions programme for Resource Consent Commissioners, is a certified KiwiRail Level Crossing Safety Impact Assessor, and a certified New Zealand Transport Agency Site Traffic Management Supervisor (L2/3 STMS NP )

Wes was also appointed by Engineering New Zealand to the Australian Standards committee reviewing AS/NZS 2890: Parking facilities, including Part 1 - Off-street carparking, which is the only Acceptable Solution for the vehicle-related aspects of the New Zealand Building Code.

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Recent Articles

One of the most common design errors we see is the use of minimum dimensions for parking spaces being used to design residential garages.

This article is the second in a series on parking and explores the question "How Much Parking Do I Need?".

Part One looking at the changing regulations in Auckland is here.