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Cycle counting in New Zealand

Published: | Category: Walking & cycling , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Walkers & cyclists

The report is a summary of a literature review of traffic-counting technology able to detect and monitor cycle traffic on a continuous basis and an internet-based survey of road controlling authorities (RCAs) and regional councils about their experience and interest in counting cycle traffic, either manually or automatically.

New Zealand walking and cycling strategy stocktake

Published: | Category: Walking & cycling , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Local & regional government, Walkers & cyclists

A study of the walking and cycling strategies held by local and regional councils.

Sharrow markings

Published: | Category: Walking & cycling , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This best practice note provides guiding assistance for the implementation of shared lane markings, commonly referred to as cycle sharrow markings. Sharrow markings are anticipated to become legal road markings, for use on New Zealand roads, in mid-2016. Related information:
Roundabouts in the Cycling Network Guide
Neighbourhood greenways in the Cycling Network Guide
Mixed traffic lanes in the Cycling Network Guide
Trials underway and rules programme in the Cycling Network Guide

Design guidance for pedestrian and cycle rail crossings

Published: | Category: Walking & cycling , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Local & regional government

The 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.

Pedestrian planning and design guide

Published: | Category: Walking & cycling , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Walkers & cyclists

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.

The Pedestrian Experience literature review

Published: | Category: Walking & cycling , Guidance for specialists , Research & reports | Audience: Local & regional government

The question of pedestrian experience is an important one, as it can help to shape the streets in a way that will encourage more people to enjoy them as pedestrians. The purpose of this literature review is to bring together a disparate literature on pedestrians to consider: who walks, why (and why not) they walk, where they walk, and their attitudes and beliefs to walking. Most importantly, this review will consider how these different facets shape their experience as pedestrians. Inconsistencies in the literature and research gaps are also highlighted in this review.

Continuous cycle counting trial

Published: | Category: Walking & cycling , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Walkers & cyclists

This document contains information about a trial of two types of inductive loop cycle counting equipment.

High-use driveway treatment for cycle paths and shared paths - design guidance note

Published: | Category: Walking & cycling , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

This design guidance note provides a treatment solution for commercial and high-use access points on cycleways and shared paths. This treatment has been evaluated and found to improve safety via more consistent and slower speeds as well as improved stopping behaviour and reductions in near misses.

Signs and markings to designate paths for pedestrians and cyclists

Published: | Category: Walking & cycling , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

Road controlling authorities are required to use signs and/or markings to designate a shared path for use by pedestrians and cyclists.  This best practice guidance note recommends where and how to use markings and/or signs that designate paths for pedestrians and/or cyclists. Related information:
Shared paths in the Cycling Network Guide

Cycle parking planning and design

Published: | Category: Walking & cycling , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: General

This guidance summarises best practice provision of parking and end-of-trip facilities for people who cycle. This augments advice in the Cycling Network Guidance. Note that New Zealand does not have a cycle parking standard and the Australian Standard AS2890. 3 Bicycle Parking Facilities has substantial gaps. For additional information, readers are encouraged to refer to the Austroads research report Bicycle Parking Facilities: Guidelines for Design and Installation. Acknowledgements

The guidance was compiled by ViaStrada Limited (project lead, John Lieswyn), Abley Limited, and Bikes Welcome Incorporated, with peer review by the Active Modes Infrastructure Group.
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