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.
A range of plans and programmes influence walking in neighbourhoods. They use a similar community planning process to ensure that any actions will effectively address perceived issues as well as more objectively measured problems.
Community involvement should be at the heart of developing any scheme to improve a neighbourhood. Suggestions are made about who to involve along with useful techniques for engaging with the community. The analysis phase involves assessing the state of the existing walking environment, identifying options for improvement, and understanding where improvements would benefit the most users. Such analysis provides a sound basis for choosing options and prioritising initiatives.
Finally, suggestions are given about getting the planned improvements built.
Consider walking in relation to other planning processes and programmes
Systematically plan for pedestrian needs in each area
Involve the community in scheme development
Decide which schemes should be done first
Implement projects that provide for pedestrians
Updated: 17 Nov 2009