What provision should be made for people cycling within our transport network, and where?
Cycling Network Guidance – planning and design (CNG) aims to promote a consistent, best-practice approach to cycling network and route planning throughout New Zealand. It sets out a principles-based process for deciding what cycling provision is desirable, and provides best-practice guidance for the design of cycleways.
The figure below provides an overview of the CNG’s content.
Overall the guidance provides the essential ingredients of good planning and design but also encourages innovation!
The guidance is not solely for ‘cycle-specific’ projects; it also adds value to planning and design of general transport projects. The inclusion of case studies and trials is important for the learning needs of the sector and providing these to share is strongly encouraged.