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Aotearoa Urban Street Guide

Posted 22 03 2021

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Supporting inclusive, safe and vibrant communities through great street design.

Do great streets make your heart lift and sing? Waka Kotahi is seeking to develop an Aotearoa Urban Street Guide to provide a national framework and high-level principles for excellence in multi-modal street planning and design in an urban context.

Urban streets play a big role in supporting vibrant, healthy and inclusive city life by creating great spaces for people that are easy to get around, as well as safe places with reduced harm.

The intent of the Aotearoa Urban Street Guide will be to support existing good practice internationally (e.g. NACTO Global Street Design Guide) and already underway in New Zealand rather than duplicate guides prepared by local authorities. It will look to provide an overarching direction generally for New Zealand and to support best practice on Waka Kotahi and council projects.

In supporting safe places and reducing harm the Aotearoa Urban Street Guide is part of the Road to Zero action plan.

A webinar was held on Wednesday 17th March.

For those who didn't manage to attend please see the following links for Sector Stakeholders webinar + supporting material and a link to survey to provide feedback.

Webinar presentation PDF (with notes)
FAQ’s – for reference
Audio link to presentation: 

Waka Kotahi invite you to familiarise yourself and those within your organisation with the  material from the webinar and complete the survey here.

All feedback is due Wednesday 31st March to allow our project team keep progressing the development of the Aotearoa Urban Street Guide to our June deadline.