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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.

Post-design issues

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section cover photographs - pedestrian, pedestrian map.

How do we know if our projects have achieved their goals?

It is important to monitor the effectiveness of walking strategies and projects to gain an understanding of how well they are providing the desired outcomes. This part suggests ways of monitoring completed projects.

For quality facilities to be fully effective, people need to know they are available and encouraged to use them. Ways of promoting their user are briefly discussed. 

19 Monitoring pedestrian activity

Measure progress towards walking objectives:

  • Choose monitoring techniques
  • Set up pedestrian counting programme
  • Collect data for walking indicators
  • Share information to benchmark performance.

20 Making best use of facilities

Promote walking and pedestrian facilities:

  • Increase the profile of walking
  • Promote facilities
  • Produce walking maps.

Updated: 17 Nov 2009