Published: December 2009 | Category: Neighbourhood accessibility plans (NAP) , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Local & regional government
Neighbourhood accessibility planning projects aim to give safe access to all ages of pedestrians and cyclists in neighbourhood areas.
Neighbourhood accessibility plans involve a council co-ordinator working with various council teams, external agencies and members of the neighbourhood, to determine issues related to walking and cycling. A wide range of solutions, across a broad spectrum of disciplines are planned and implemented.
Neighbourhood accessibility planning projects follow a well-established process. The main principles of this process are that they:
The NZ Transport Agency funds territorial local authorities to undertake neighbourhood accessibility planning projects.