Resources

This page contains some key resources on walking and cycling, including an archive of the documents produced by the Australian Bicycle Council.

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Healthy Streets
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Part of Urban Mobility and Liveable Cities Series. Featuring Claire Pascoe (Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency), Hamish Mackie (Mackie Research) and Lemauga Lydia Sosense, Chair Mangere Otahuhu Local Board.

24/11/2021 View
Tactile Indicator Installation Note - webinar
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This webinar is for anyone involved in the design, installation and construction supervision of tactile ground surface indicators (TGSIs/tactile paving).

19/10/2021 View
Tactile Indicator Installation Note
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

The purpose of this technical note is to provide some high-level recommended practice to contractors carrying out the installation of tactile pavers as requested in an industry survey in 2018. This is a supplementary publication aimed at roading and utility contractors to provide a simple guide for reinstating tactile pavers affected by their works.

19/10/2021 View
RTS14 Guidelines for facilities for blind and vision impaired pedestrians
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

RTS 14 is the official guide that ensures that design and operation of roads and paths caters for blind and vision impaired pedestrians. It also takes into account the needs of people with impaired mobility.

It provides detailed requirements for a continuous accessible path, tactile ground surface indicators and audible tactile traffic signal features.

19/10/2021 View
Bridging the Gap: NZTA Urban Design Guidelines
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

The guidelines seek to improve the understanding of what good urban design means in a transport project. The guidelines are intended for consultants, contractors, project managers, stakeholders and the community who participate in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of our transport networks. They are also intended for other Transport Agency staff whose work and actions affect urban design outcomes.

19/10/2021 View
Pedestrian Planning and Design Guide
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

The Pedestrian planning and design guide is New Zealand's comprehensive official guide to planning and design for walking. It sets out ways to improve New Zealand’s walking environment

19/10/2021 View
Low-powered Vehicles
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

There is a range of low-powered devices that New Zealanders use for travel or recreation. While these vehicles and devices offer the benefit of increased mobility, they can also increase your safety risks on and around the road.

19/10/2021 View
NZ Road Code Information for Pedestrians
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

As a pedestrian, it’s important that you follow the road rules and guidelines. They will help ensure your safety when you’re walking near roads or crossing the road.

19/10/2021 View
NZ Road Code for Cyclists
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
19/10/2021 View
Trials Underway and Rules Changes
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Keeps the industry up to date with cycle design trials that are currently underway, or have been completed in recent years, and also what cycling-related rules are being reviewed and when

19/10/2021 View
Designing a Cycling Facility
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Provides users with best practice guidance, either directly or through links to appropriate sources for all stages of design, from concept stage through to detailed design

19/10/2021 View
Planning a Cycling Network
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Provides users with best practice guidance, either directly or through links to appropriate sources for all stages of planning a cycle network

19/10/2021 View
Technical note #4: Buffered Cycle Lane Design
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Guidance on the design of buffered cycle lanes for varying carriageway widths

19/10/2021 View
Technical note #3: Cycle Count Scaling Spreadsheet
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Describes scaling methodology and use of the Cycle count scaling spreadsheet tool, used to scale permanent and short-term count data for average daily cyclist values

19/10/2021 View
Technical note #2: Separated Cycleways at Side Roads and Driveways
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This updated guidance covers how to design a priority-controlled cycle crossing of a side road or driveway

19/10/2021 View
Technical note #1: Separated Cycleway Options Tool
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Guidance on use of the Separated cycleway options tool (SCOT), used to assist in the decision on whether to provide two 1-way facilities or a single 2-way facility on a particular route

19/10/2021 View
Buffered Advance Stop Box
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Provides a treatment solution for advance stop boxes to improve visibility of cyclists from heavy vehicles and decrease the level of vehicle encroachment

19/10/2021 View
Access Control Devices
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Guidance on the design, installation and management of access control devices on facilities where cyclists are permitted to be present.

18/10/2021 View
Considering Historic Heritage in Walking and Cycling Projects
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

The draft Handbook for tactical urbanism has been developed as a tool to help councils and communities deliver tactical urbanism projects to a high standard, using a collaborative best-practice approach.

07/10/2021 View
Draft Handbook for Tactical Urbanism in Aotearoa
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

The draft Handbook for tactical urbanism has been developed as a tool to help councils and communities deliver tactical urbanism projects to a high standard, using a collaborative best-practice approach.

06/10/2021 View
Draft Handbook for tactical urbanism in Aotearoa - Guidance: roadway art
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

A supplement to the Handbook for tactical urbanism provides draft guidance on compliant application of using road artwork effectively and safely in New Zealand.

30/09/2021 View
High-use driveway treatment for cycle paths and shared paths
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Provides a treatment solution for commercial and high-use access points on cycleways and shared paths.

30/09/2021 View
Cycle Parking Planning and Design
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This guidance summarises best practice provision of parking and end-of-trip facilities for people who cycle.

30/09/2021 View
Signs and markings to designate paths for pedestrians and cyclists
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Guidance on where and how to use markings and/or signs that designate paths for pedestrians and/or cyclists.

30/09/2021 View
Sharrow Markings
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Guidance on the implementation of shared lane markings (‘sharrows’).

30/09/2021 View
Cycle Facility Cost Estimation Tool
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Tool to calculate and compare the rough order cost of a range of cycle route, facility and signalised intersection options.

24/09/2021 View
Cycleway Separation Device Selection Matrix
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Matrix comparing types of cycleway separation device, and issues to be considered.

24/09/2021 View
Cycle Count Scaling Spreadsheet Tool
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Allows permanent and short-term count data to be scaled to average daily cyclist values.

24/09/2021 View
Separated Cycleway Options Tool
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Tool to assist in the decision on whether to provide two 1-way facilities or a single 2-way facility on a particular route.

21/09/2021 View
Design Guidance for Pedestrian and Cycle Rail Crossings
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail have been leading the development of a design guide for pedestrian and cycleway treatment at level crossings. The guide will improve safety, usability, compliance, consistency and will simplify the design process.

21/09/2021 View
Cycling Network Guidance
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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.

06/09/2021 View
Research Report 660: Factors affecting cycling levels of service
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This report examines cyclists’ perceptions of cycle infrastructure levels of service and proposes an assessment methodology for evaluating the level of service provided by cycling facilities.

03/09/2021 View
Urban Cycleways Programme: National monitoring and data reporting requirements
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Outlines the national monitoring and reporting requirements for the Urban Cycleways Programme (UCP) projects. Includes best practice methodologies for measuring the success of new cycle infrastructure as well as wider network monitoring.

18/08/2021 View
Monitoring and Reporting
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

A description of the monitoring required, particularly once the implementation of the cycle network plan has started.

18/08/2021 View
Cycling Photo Library
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Browse our collection of vibrant photos showcasing kiwi landmarks and everyday New Zealanders cycling in a variety of settings.
Taken across five different urban areas – Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, Nelson and Christchurch – the images reflect the diversity of people who cycle and the changing landscape for cycling in New Zealand.

18/08/2021 View
Workplace Cycling Guide
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This online guide provides all the key information to help your workplace better provide for people on bikes.

18/08/2021 View
Journey Planner
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
13/08/2021 View
Employer e-bike Purchase Support Schemes
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Employer e-bike purchase support schemes are helping many more people to purchase e-bikes by addressing the key barrier of the upfront cost. They work through employers negotiating a discount from an e-bike supplier and then providing a wage advance or loan to staff, paid back through salary deductions over a set period.

13/08/2021 View
Research Report 621: Regulations and Safety for Electric Bicycles and Other Low-powered Vehicles
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This research report presents a review of overseas legislation, technology trends, market and safety analyses for low-powered, low-speed vehicles.
These vehicles include electric bicycles, mobility scooters, self-balancing devices and other personal mobility or wheeled recreational devices.
Current New Zealand LPV legislation is based only on motor power and how certain LPVs may be used. In all other countries reviewed, top motor-assisted speed is regulated.
The report assesses various regulatory and non-regulatory options for improving safety while supporting technological innovation and mode choice options in New Zealand.

13/08/2021 View
Cycling Skills and Training
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

A national cycling education system called BikeReady to increase the reach of cycling education in New Zealand. The system will improve quality and consistencies based on best practice, and, provide a monitoring and evaluation framework so we can assess how effective the system is at improving safety and encouraging more people to ride.

12/08/2021 View
Cycle Safety
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

A few simple tips to stay safe when sharing the road.

12/08/2021 View
New Zealand Road Code for Cyclists
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

The official New Zealand code for cyclists is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe cycling practices.

12/08/2021 View
Keeping Cities Moving
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has developed a plan to deliver on social, environmental and economic outcomes by growing the share of travel by public transport, walking and cycling (also known as mode shift).
For urban areas to thrive people need to be able to move around easily and have a range of choices about how they get to work, connect with family and friends and access services. We need to build a modern transport system with a mix of reliable transport options that help keep people and products safely moving.
The Waka Kotahi plan – Keeping cities moving – looks to do this through three main ways: shaping urban form, making shared and active modes more attractive, and influencing travel demand and transport choices.
The plan outlines 35 interventions that seek to increase the pace of change in cities and ensure that investment is targeted to help provide more transport choice and ultimately reduce car dependency.

04/08/2021 View