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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.

1. Introduction

(PDF [PDF, 917 KB]) 

section cover photographs - people walking in park, school crossing point sign.
  • The purpose of this guide
  • Background
  • Methodology
  • The role of walking
  • The guide at a glance

Walking is an essential mode of transportation – everyone is a pedestrian at some stage of each journey.

This guide aims to promote a consistent approach to the planning and design of pedestrian facilities throughout New Zealand.

This section includes an overview of the content of the whole document.

Updated: 17 Nov 2009