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Wellington 6012
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Sustainable Transport

Sustainable transport planning minimises the negative impacts of the transport system on safety, health and the environment, whilst maximising  the positive effects of the transport system in terms of economic development and accessibility.

A truly sustainable transport system is only an aspirational goal, although  in relative terms, some modes are more sustainable than others, meaning that a sustainable approach to transport planning can be based on a sequence of  considerations, for example:

  • Review potential for travel demand management. Examples include land-use planning techniques linking activity location to accessibility and overall pricing strategies.
  • Optimise non-motorised modes (such as walking and cycling)
  • Optimise more-sustainable motorised modes (such as public transport, rail freight and sea freight)
  • Test traffic management options (such as high occupancy strategies and freight management).
  • If required, after all the above options have been exhausted, consider new infrastructure options.
  • Effectively manage all new capacity provided for general road traffic, through pricing, priority measures or other methods, in order to lock in benefits and to prevent unwanted induced road traffic effects.
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