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:
Read our strategic assessment outlining why we are investing more in cycling and working with our partners and stakeholders to make cycling a safer and more attractive transport choice
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.
Evaluating and monitoring cycle routes and networks is key to meeting the needs of the customers, understanding the type and volumes of users of the facility and tracking usage over time.
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.
The wheels of change only turn when people are pushing on the pedals. The Bike to the Future awards booklet acknowledges and celebrates all the pedal-pushers out there, the people and organisations working tirelessly and creatively to make cycling a safer and more attractive transport choice.