Design and planning

Benefits of new and improved pedestrian facilities: case studies

Abstract Remit

In seeking to optimise the use of existing infrastructure and develop more vibrant shopping centres by creating places/spaces that people want to visit, many Councils are seeking to reallocate road space.

Document Type: 
Presenter: 
Tracy Allatt
Session or Keynote: 
Infrastructure
Organisation or Business: 
Beca Infrastructure Ltd
Session slot: 
Mon a.m. late

Urban Pleasures

Abstract Remit

Policy discussion about walking in New Zealand tends to assume that walking to work or school will happen in cities, whereas people will only walk for pleasure in natural environments or parks. Are concepts such as passeggiata, promenade and flânerie only for Europeans, while New Zealanders prefer a bush walk? I will argue that walking in cities can and should be a pleasure, and that encouraging recreational urban walking will also encourage mode shifts for commuting.

Document Type: 
Presenter: 
Tom Beard
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
Wellington City Council
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. early

Accessibility - what is it and how does it assist economic decision making

Abstract Remit

Walkable communities mean accessible communities: where economic opportunities abound and where access to opportunities is enabled via transportation.  How then are these communities created?  How can better information be provided to decision makers about the benefits of providing improved accessibility?  And how accessible are our existing communities?

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Free tags: 
Presenter: 
Steve Abley
Session or Keynote: 
Plenary
Organisation or Business: 
Abley Transportation Consultancy
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. late

TOD not TAD - Creating Great Places for People in New Lynn

Abstract Remit

Increasingly, major sporting events are looking to walking as the main mode of access to venues and as a link to public transport. Good pedestrian planning can have a signficant impact on the success and public experience of a sporting event.

Document Type: 
Region (NZ): 
Presenter: 
Robert Lipka
Session or Keynote: 
Modelling
Organisation or Business: 
Waitakere City Council
Session slot: 
Tue p.m. early

Predicting Walkability

Abstract Remit

Quantifying the quality of the walking environment is possible using the NZTA Community Street Review methodology but the required resources to undertake citywide surveys are significant.  Practically speaking, it is unrealistic to consider a local authority would undertake large area or citywide surveys.  The problem is if a local authority doesn’t understand the quality of their walking network, they may not be able to identify areas that are affecting suppressed demand, links that reduce the overall environmental success of an area, or specific el

Document Type: 
Presenter: 
Steve Abley
Session or Keynote: 
Infrastructure
Organisation or Business: 
Abley Transportation Consultancy
Session slot: 
Mon a.m. late

Adelaide Walkable Experience

Abstract Remit

During January 2010 I had the opportunity to attend a transport conference in the City of Adeliade South Australia.  I would like to share the interesting and innovative pedestrian facilities  which I discovered throughout this city.
In particular I would like to suggest the need to better integrate our urban design, urban form and pedestrian facilities.
I will discuss pedestrian school slow zones, tabled pedestrian crossing, quality urban design and some Australian research about what people enjoy on off-road shared paths.

Document Type: 
Country (exc. NZ): 
Presenter: 
Peter Kortegast
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
Opus Consultants
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. early

Presentation about New York and the 2009 Walk21 conference

Abstract Remit

The 2009 Walk21 conference in New York was an opportunity to see at first hand the pedestrian revolution taking place around Times Square and other areas of Manhattan.
The main driver for New York’s plan was not pedestrian congestion, but road safety. In 1990 there was one pedestrian death every day on the cities streets.  This has been reduced to the lowest figures since records began in 1910, with senior fatalities on the pavements dropping 43% in just one year, due to the ‘streets for seniors’ plan.

Document Type: 
Country (exc. NZ): 
Presenter: 
Robyn Davies
Session or Keynote: 
Plenary
Organisation or Business: 
Transport and Main Roads Queensland
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. late

Space is Money: The economic case for walkable settlements in NZ

Speaker Profile

Julie is a transportation planner with McCormick Rankin Cagney consultants.  She is passionate about sustainable transport and sees an extraordinary opportunity to achieve better economic outcomes and more liveable cities with innovative approaches to defining and solving transportation problems.

Document Type: 
Region (NZ): 
Presenter: 
Julie Anne Genter
Session or Keynote: 
Keynote
Organisation or Business: 
McCormick Rankin Cagney Consultants
Session slot: 
Tue a.m. early

What is the recipe for Walking? Designing the built environment case study Perth

Abstract Remit

There is considerable evidence to show that the built environment is strongly correlated with levels of walking for transport. Moreover, its widely understood that walking is the most accessible form of physical activity, which can contribute to improved public health. However, significantly less is known regarding the relative influences of the built environment on walking for leisure. This paper begins with a discussion of physical activity and the health benefits of walking.

Document Type: 
Country (exc. NZ): 
Presenter: 
Ryan Falconer
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
Arup
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. early

Mythbusters - the economic impact of road space reallocation

Abstract Remit

In seeking to optimise the use of existing infrastructure and develop more vibrant shopping centres by creating places/spaces that people want to visit, many Councils are seeking to reallocate road space.

Document Type: 
Free tags: 
Presenter: 
Tracy Allatt
Session or Keynote: 
Plenary
Organisation or Business: 
Beca Infrastructure Ltd
Session slot: 
Mon a.m. late