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Aotearoa Urban Street Planning and Design Guide

Boffa Miskell

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  • NZILA Charlie Challenger Supreme Award — 2024
  • NZILA Category Winner Master Planning and Urban Design Strategy — 2024
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The Aotearoa Urban Street Planning and Design Guide (the Street Guide or the Guide) draws on local and global bestpractice, road safety knowledge and safe system principles. It supports work by local councils and the wider sector community of practice in continuing to support operation of the transport system in New Zealand in line with best practice. The Guide is the result of a scoping and content development stage that involved extensive engagement with a diverse range of subject matter experts and stakeholders. The project was led by New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) with support from Boffa Miskell landscape architects and urban designers, in collaboration with MR Cagney and Mein Urban Design (the project team). The Guide has been formally adopted and ratified and provides a framework for delivering on movement and place and shaping form and function in planning and designing urban streets in Aotearoa. The Street Guide supports transport systems, inclusive access and the creation of safe, vibrant communities through street planning and design. It is a significant resource for enabling the roll-out of the NZTA One Network Framework (ONF), a new national road classification system that adopts a movement and place approach to categorising all roads and streets across New Zealand.

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This project, led by Sam Bourne and Jane Nalder of Waka Kotahi (NZTA), with the nine strong team of Boffa Miskell, had a project reference group of 7 government entities, a Technical Advisor Group of 14 local governments, and 23 other national groups. He whenua He tangata is the cultural framework which was led by Ngā Aho members William Hatton, Rebecca Kiddle and Olivia Haddon. The breadth of this engagement and collaboration has enabled use of the Guide in planning, design and implementation across Aotearoa.

Client: NZTA

Company: Boffa Miskell Limited

Internal collaborators
Stuart Houghton William Hatton Carlos Anchieta Olivia Johnstone Cameron Martyn Elle Fairgray Sean Eustace Vanessa Le Grand Jacob Holly Rikard-Bel


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