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Pedestrian planning and design guide

The Pedestrian planning and design guide is New Zealand's comprehensive official guide to planning and design for walking. It sets out ways to improve New Zealand’s walking environment.


The following consultants directly contributed to this project:

  • Jennifer Laing of Opus, literature review
  • Shane Turner of Beca, project team leader
  • Andy Carr of Beca, then Traffic Design Group prepared the consultation draft
  • Aaron Roozenberg and Judith Goodwin of Beca, revised the draft
  • Susan Cambridge of Francis and Cambridge, content editor
  • Fergus Tate of Opus then MWH Wellington, performed the analysis for crossing selection criteria
  • Rodney Tolley, expert peer review
  • Heather Carew, style edit
  • Tim Hughes, Land Transport NZ, Christchurch, final edit
  • Megan Fowler of ViaStrada, final edits assistance
  • Mervyn Rhind, Christchurch City Council, technical drawing


Steering Group

  • Anna Percy, Auckland Regional Council then ARTA
  • Bob Alkema, Land Transport NZ
  • Bill Wrightson, Disabled Persons Assembly
  • Bruce Conaghan, Manukau City Council
  • Celia Wade-Brown, Living Streets Aotearoa
  • Clair Sharland, Auckland City Council
  • Helen McCracken, Safekids
  • Ian Clark, Transit
  • Jane Mudford, Land Transport NZ
  • Joe Hewitt, Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • Julie Chambers, Safekids
  • Lyndon Hammond, Land Transport NZ
  • Michael Thomson, Christchurch City Council
  • Reena Kokotailo, Ministry of Transport
  • Richard Lindsay, Sport and Recreation NZ
  • Steve Spence, Wellington City Council
  • Tim Hughes (project manager), Land Transport NZ
  • Victoria Lawson, Christchurch City Council

A special acknowledgement is owed to the late Mike Gadd, whose work on the Guide to pedestrian crossing facilities for TRAFINZ formed the basis of Chapter 15 and who urged to compilation of this more comprehensive guide.

Updated: 17 Nov 2009