We are in the process of updating the Planning and Investment Knowledge Base to reflect the new draft Investment Assessment Framework (IAF) that has been developed to help give effect to the draft Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS) during the 2018–21 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).
Activity class and assessment pages are currently being updated, although changes may still be made to take into account any further changes that may be made to the draft GPS, and feedback from our investment partners that we have received on the draft IAF.
This section describes the activity class for walking and cycling and provides information and links to the walking and cycling assessment requirements and work categories, processes and procedures to assist Approved Organisations and the Transport Agency in developing walking and cycling activities.
The walking and cycling activity class is defined in the GPS as investment to improve the level of service for walking and cycling, including promotional activities.
The government has set out its expectations of the land transport system in the draft 2018-21 Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (external link) (GPS).
The government expects these short to medium term results from National Land Transport Fund investment in Walking and cycling:
And expects these longer term results:
To qualify for consideration for inclusion in the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) and subsequent approval of funding:
Walking and cycling improvement projects described in the following work categories are eligible for inclusion.
The following guidance is in addition to the General Requirements for improvement activities, packages and programmes
See Development of Low Cost Low Risk programmes for guidance on improvement activities under $1,000,000.
The Transport Agency expects that, where it makes sense to do so, projects will be combined together in a programme to deliver a complete end to end journey of footpaths, cycle lanes and or cycle paths.
For projects to be accepted as a single programme, the Transport Agency must be confident that Approved Organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) are ready and able to deliver the entire programme within a reasonable timeframe.
By delivering projects as part of a programme, the entire programme is assessed based on the primary corridor within that programme. The collective value of the programme is likely to be reflected in the assessment profile. If components were brought forward for funding separately, they would be assessed individually.
Delivering projects as part of a programme is effective and cost efficient and this is likely to be reflected in the business case and cost-benefit appraisal.
Walking and cycling activities proposed for funding from the National Land Transport Fund are assessed under the Transport Agency's Investment Assessment Framework. See Assessment of Walking and Cycling Improvements.
The following guidelines provide assistance:
Transport Agency, Cycle network and route planning guide (currently being updated).