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Design Guidance for pedestrian and cycle rail crossings

The Transport Agency and KiwiRail have been leading the development of a design guide for pedestrian and cycleway treatment at level crossings [PDF, 8.5 MB].  The guide will improve safety, usability, compliance, consistency and will simplify the design process.  

Feel more, ride more campaign

Feel more, ride more - Focus

This is a new campaign for the NZ Transport Agency and is part of the wider cycling programme aimed at making ‘urban cycling a safer and more attractive transport choice.’ The cycling programme is tasked with increasing the number of trips made by bike to 10 million per year by 2019.

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Model communities

Read about how New Plymouth and Hastings created model walking and cycling communities:

Cycling network guidance

Cycling Network Guidance – planning and design (CNG) framework aims to promote a consistent, best-practice approach to cycling network and route planning throughout New Zealand. It sets out a principles-based process for deciding what cycling provision is desirable, and provides best-practice guidance for the design of cycleways.

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Benefits of investing in cycling toolkit

Benefits of investing in cycling in New Zealand communities [PDF, 1.5 MB] provides information about the key benefits of investing in cycling, for councils, communities and individuals.

Making a submission

  • What is the consultation process for the proposed changes outlined in the Omnibus Amendment Rule?

    The yellow draft consultation document has been released for comment. The opportunity to comment is being advertised in daily newspapers in the five main centres and in the New Zealand Gazette. Groups and individuals who have registered their interest in Land Transport Rules will be directly advised of the availability of the yellow draft for comment. They will be provided with a link to the consultation material on the Transport Agency’s website and invited to make a submission.

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  • How can I make a submission?

    You can send your submission by email to and, if you wish, follow it up with a signed paper copy to:

    Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment Rule
    Rules Team
    NZ Transport Agency
    Private Bag 6995

    Alternatively, you can submit your comments on the online submission form or post them to us at the above address.

    Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 24 August 2018.

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