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Multi-modal transport planning and design guidance

View a collection of handy guides focused on walking, cycling and public transport.

Walking and cycling planning and design guidance

Title Source
Cycling network guidance Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Pedestrian network guidance Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Workplace cycling guide

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Guide to road design part 6A: Paths for walking and cycling(external link) Austroads Publications Online
Design guidance for pedestrian and cycle rail crossings Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Pavement specification guidelines for cycling routes
[PDF, 132 KB]
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Guidance for designing a cycling facility Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Road space reallocation toolbox Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Guidance for evaluating cycle route options and facility types Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Guidelines for facilities for blind and vision impaired pedestrians (RST 14) [PDF, 1.6 MB] Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Code of practice for temporary traffic management – cycling supplement produced in Christchurch(external link) SCIRT Rebuilding Infrastructure

Planning guidance

Title Source
Aotearoa urban street planning and design guide Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Business Case Approach strategic options toolkit(external link)  
Bridging the gap – NZTA urban design guidelines Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Land development and subdivision infrastructure standard NZS 4404:2010(external link) Standards New Zealand
Neighbourhood accessibility plans: guidelines for coordinators Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Engagement and consultation for walking and cycling projects Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Speed management resources Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Safer journeys for motorcycling on New Zealand roads Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Safer journeys for schools Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Streets for People Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Roads and streets framework and the transport design manual(external link) Auckland Transport

Audit, monitoring and evaluation guidance

Title Source
Non-motorised user audit [PDF, 698 KB] Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Urban Cycleways Programme monitoring and reporting guidelines Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Public transport and total mobility information

Title Source
Public transport design guidance Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Requirements for urban buses Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Total mobility guide Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
SuperGold Card concession payments Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Other walking and cycling links

Title Source
Cycling section | nzta.govt.nz Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Walking section | nzta.govt.nz Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Active Modes Infrastructure Group(external link) Road Controlling Authorities Forum (NZ) Inc
BikeReady(external link) Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
New Zealand Cycling Trail(external link) The New Zealand Cycle Trail
Te Araroa Walking Trail(external link) Te Araroa – New Zealand's Trail
Dockless cycle share: code of practice (for bikeshare operators)(external link) Auckland Council

For further information contact multimodal@nzta.govt.nz