The Road to Zero Speed and Infrastructure Programme Design Framework has been introduced for use on all current and future corridors and sites that form part of Road to Zero Speed and Infrastructure Programme. The Design Framework outlines the design principles, standards and guidance to support the design of several Standard Safety Interventions (SSIs).
The Design Framework has been developed to ensure that Safe System principles are at the forefront of all projects to ensure that every effort is taken to achieve the greatest Safe System alignment possible. This is to ensure that each project is contributing sufficiently to the outcomes sought by the speed and infrastructure programme.
The ability to maximise the safety return from our designs is critical: it is critical to the speed and infrastructure programme that we ensure the right safe system solution is implemented.
These guidelines are intended to be a live document. While the current focus has been to ensure they are fit for purpose for our state highways, the principles underpinning the guidelines will be used as we engage with local authorities to ensure the framework can provide consistency across all New Zealand roads.