The ONF will also add value to journey management and network optimisation projects aimed at improving peoples’ travel experiences across all modes.

At the strategic planning level, one of the key tools to use to analyse a network and identify operating gaps is the Network Operating Framework (NOF). By applying the ONF ‘Movement and Place’ classifications within the wider NOF process, Network Performance Managers can build up a clear picture of locations where movement and place aren’t aligned – ie where different modes are in conflict or there are performance issues at particular times of the day. The NOF’s tools can then help to test different quick-win interventions like signal changes or intersection improvements, and see what impacts these have on the surrounding network. The ONF will also provide a means of practically measuring the performance and condition of assets, so that these can be assessed against the expected levels of service

Day to day, referring back to a corridor’s ONF status and the associated customer expectations will also help plan for major event management, incident and civil defence situations. Network Managers will also be able to provide more detailed journey and integrated ITS information when operational plans for new construction projects are being worked out.

Read about how Queenstown Lakes and Waikato District Councils used the ONF:

“The ONF provides the facility to visualise the mode share of roads and streets to understand the demand on the network. This information can then be used in other network optimisation and planning frameworks for further detailed analysis”

Queenstown Lakes District Council

“The ONF Place and Movement Street Categories have helped the Council to further classify the function and characteristics of different corridors including the customer journey experiences. The Council has then agreed the appropriate levels of service to deliver the identified function of each corridor within the District’s transport system.”

Waikato District Council

“The ONF provides the facility to plan transport networks to balance the movement of people and goods by any mode, through allocating the appropriate share of space within the corridor, recognising that not all routes need to support all modes.”

Palmerston North City Council