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Recent additions to the website.

Search function update

There is now an improved search function for the CNG, which filters the search to information contained within the Guide. Enter key words in the search field and the results can then be sorted by Relevancy, Date and Title.

An example of search results

An example of search results

To switch to searching the entire Transport Agency, click the drop down box and select 'Entire website' or click the sentence 'Did you want to search the entire Transport Agency website?' under the main Results title.

Research reports

Research Report 660 Factors affecting cycling levels cycling levels of service
This report by WSP Opus examines cyclists’ perceptions of cycling infrastructure levels of service and proposes an assessment methodology for evaluating the level of service provided by cycling facilities.

Case studies and trials

Guidance and specifications


Unsignalised crossings
'Unsignalised crossings', previously known as 'uncontrolled crossings' section is now expanded and updated. 'Cycle crossings, including dual crossings' are now included as a facility type.


Hook-turn boxes > Signage
Hook turn boxes do not require signs, however a sign has been available since May 2016 when the A43-5 Hook turn gazette notice was issued. 


Provision for contra-flow cycling
Contra-flow cycle provision allows people to cycle on one-way streets in the opposing direction. These treatments help to provide improved network permeability and connectivity for cycling (relative to motor vehicles), either on existing one-way streets or those planned to be converted from two-way to one-way.


High-use driveway treatment for cycle paths and shared paths - design guidance note
This design guidance note provides a treatment solution for commercial and high-use access points on cycleways and shared paths.


Considering historic heritage in walking and cycling projects
This information sheet provides guidance on historic and cultural heritage considerations in walking and cycling projects. It includes steps to follow during the planning, design, and construction phases of a project.


Wayfinding signage layouts
In consultation with road controlling authorities and the New Zealand sign industry, the Transport Agency has produced the New Zealand cycling network wayfinding signage layouts. Consistent use of these designs will help users recognise official cycling routes throughout New Zealand. 


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


Pavement specification guidelines for cycling routes
Guidelines for pavement specifications for primary cycling routes including cycle lanes and cycle paths, shared paths and separated cycleways, as well as pavement shoulders where cycling demand is high and where a high level of service is desired.


Signs and markings to designate paths for pedestrians and cyclists
This guidance recommends where and how to use markings and/or signs that designate paths for pedestrians and/or cyclists.


Specification for design, construction and maintenance of cycling and shared path facilities
Details the requirements for the design, construction and maintenance of cycling and shared path facilities on the state highway network or local roads corridors that are maintained and managed by the NZ Transport Agency.
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