This benefit cluster primarily covers the resilience component of the Transport Outcomes Framework. Security is addressed in benefit 2.1 Impact on perceptions of safety and security.
Resilience is the land transport system’s ability to enable communities to withstand and absorb impacts of unplanned disruptive events, perform effectively during disruptions, and respond and recover functionality quickly.
The Waka Kotahi Resilience Framework defines resilience as being prepared, and preserving or quickly restoring access to the transport network, including lifeline utilities, in the face of unplanned events.
Resilience includes an increasing focus on adaptation to climate change.
In the case of transport, the focus of resilience is the impact on people’s ability to access social and economic opportunities as a result of unplanned disruptions, whether through the land transport system or other novel responses to disruption.
One benefit sits beneath this benefit cluster: