Neighbourhood Greenways – the missing piece of the puzzle

Where presented/published

2018 2WALKandCYCLE Conference, Palmerston North, 30 Jul - 1 Aug 2018

There has been considerable recent development of cycling networks around New Zealand cities. To date, these have largely featured on-road cycle lanes, separated cycleways, and shared paths. However, there has been relatively little focus on using neighbourhood greenways as a key part of these active networks.

Neighbourhood greenways are on-road cycling routes featuring low-volume low-speed local streets and safe crossings of busier roads. They are growing in popularity internationally as a low-cost tool for encouraging bike use on quieter streets without dedicated bike facilities, while also introducing street elements to enhance pedestrian and resident comfort and amenity.

This "pecha-kucha"-style presentation (20 slides, 20 seconds each) will briefly overview some of the important features of neighbourhood greenways, and how they can help with greater take-up of active modes in your district. The presentation was given at the 2WALKandCYCLE Conference in Palmerston North, and a copy of the presentation is available here.

Neighbourhood Greenway crossing of a major road

Glen Koorey
Director – Principal Transportation Engineer & Transportation Planner