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