New Zealand Pedestrian Crossing Facility Calculation Tool

Source: Land Transport New Zealand

When creating walkable communities a key challenge is to provide facilities that permit pedestrians to safely and conveniently across roads.

A comprehensive and context sensitive approach is required to consider the appropriate options and select the best one for the circumstances.

An approach that does this is outlined in section 6.5 of the Pedestrian Planning and Design Guide. This requires a detailed consideration of the physical and traffic conditions of the site, the calculation of delays to all users for each appropriate option, and typical crash reductions and costs for these options.

To simplify this process an Excel spreadsheet has been developed that performs the necessary calculations of delay, safety and benefit cost.

The thinking and process used by the spreadsheet is documented in research report Guidelines for the Selection of Pedestrian Facilities (PDF, 317 KB)

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