Tract has collaborated with the Department of Transport (DoT) to develop a major key priority walking and cycling framework development project.
This involved developing and testing internal systems whereby local pedestrian priority network frameworks could be mapped within activity centres, that not only look at the activity centre but how people walk to and from the centre itself.
A framework was developed that enabled ‘Local Priority Pedestrian Networks’ to be delineated and developed across all Activity Centres.
The project team then applied this framework to three activity centres and provided a method to evaluate the effectiveness of the pedestrian priority network.
Tract then developed an assessment framework which enabled DoT to effectively and consistently assess how development proposals provided for walking and cycling.
The success of the project is due to Tract’s strong understanding of the planning system, expert knowledge of sound urban design principles and our ability to develop a logical framework, with practical tools and an effective training and implementation program.