Quick links - movement and place classification resources

Detailed design and classification guidance

The One Network Framework detailed design and classification guidance documents have been refreshed and ratified.

The detailed design has been refreshed following feedback from the National Moderation process. It sets out and describes the components of the ONF:

  • Explains the meaning of place and movement in the context of the ONF
  • Sets out the urban and rural street families
  • Provides an explanation of each street category from each of the street families, including functional descriptions and defining attributes
  • Explains how to classify roads and streets under the ONF
  • Provides an explanation of terms and tables for each of the modal layers.

The classification guidance has been refreshed to include classification modal network information for a road/street under ONF and outlines details of how to update or add this information within the RAMM system. It provides information on how to classify a new road/street or change the classification of an existing road/street within an RCA’s network.

Both documents have been designed to help practitioners working at Road Controlling Authorities (RCAs) to collaboratively classify their network using the ONF.

If you have any questions or ideas on how to improve the guidance, contact us at onf@nztz.govt.nz

Modal layer classification

Criteria and guidance for RCAs to classify current modal networks (public transport, freight, walking, cycling, and general traffic) under ONF is now available, along with associated updates to the RAMM system, enabling a nationally consistent approach to capturing this information.

Watch our webinar update on progress to implement the modal layers into Waka Kotahi systems and processes in time for the 2024-27 NLTP development.

National Moderation Report

All current State Highway and local networks have now been classified using the ONF street categories. The results were then moderated to ensure that the ONF had been applied consistently across the country and to identify and resolve any issues with the framework or guidance.

Read the National Moderation Report [PDF, 659 KB]

Steps to establish classification

Additional guidance and support will be provided to support the classification of modal networks, the future network and the performance measures for benchmarking.

Classify current network function

The current movement and place functions reflect how the network operates today.

Classifying networks using the One Network Framework should be right-sized, and collaborative with a range of practitioners. This may include strategic transport planners, urban design and land use planners, asset managers and multi-modal specialists from both local and regional government.

Modal networks, future network function and performance measures for benchmarking

Additional guidance and support will be available as we begin to implement the layers of the One Network Framework.

Modal networks (eg, general traffic, freight, public transport, walking, cycling) can now be classified in the RAMM ONF map - the classification guidance is available to help you. It is recommended that classification of the modal layers is completed by March 2023 if possible.

Classifying the future network will come next. This layer will reflect the strategic function of the network in the future – how we want the network to perform in 10–15 years’ time.

Implementing ONF is an ongoing process of integration with policies, operational practices and planning in time for the 2024–27 NLTP.

ONF Annual Review Process

To maintain the relevance and integrity of the ONF data an annual review of the current state ONF classifications should be undertaken by RCA’s. Review of the current ONF classifications can take place at any time from August through to June the following year, with changes finalised by end of June to align with the financial year planning cycle. The ONF annual review process is based on the previous ONRC process and is applied to both local roads and state highways.

ONF Annual Review Process [PDF, 305 KB]