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This guidance provides best practice for planning, designing and creating walkable communities throughout New Zealand.
Walking in New Zealand
Understand the context, relevant legislation, the benefits of walking, walking trends in NZ and safety.
Understand who’s walking and their needs, walkability, planning methods you can apply and funding options.
Understand the design principles for pedestrians, and design of paths, crossings, intersections and streets.
Consider pedestrians in temporary traffic management, maintenance and post construction monitoring.
Reviews and audits
Check that your design adheres to best practice and meets the needs of pedestrians by applying the appropriate review or audit.
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Related guidance and tools
Technical notes, design guidance notes and tools to help create high quality walking networks and infrastructure.
Training and capability
Webinars, training courses and other resources to upskill the planning, design and construction sectors.
An alphabetical list of terms and their definitions used throughout the Pedestrian Network Guidance.