Key References

This section provides a brief overview of the key documents referred to in this website. Click on links in the text below to access each document.

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Travelsmart Employers Kit
Travelsmart 2003

TravelSmart is a national program that aims to reduce people's dependency on cars and encourage them to choose sustainable travel alternatives. The employers kit is designed to help employers encourage their staff to travel to, from and for work in a more sustainable fashion. It draws on the best travel behaviour change techniques to present a range of straightforward ideas which can be implemented in Australian Workplaces. The kit helpfully provides a template of a travel plan a nd a staff travel survey to start employers off. the kit is divided into the following sections:

  • Getting started - Outlines the process of developing a Workplace travel plan, such a staff travel survey.
  • Walking- Outlines ways to encourage staff to walk more.
  • Cycling - Outlines ways to encourage staff to cycle.
  • Public transport - Outlines ways to encourage staff to use public transport.
  • Car Pooling - Outlines ways to promote and organise a workplace carpool.
  • Travel for work - Outlines ways to reduce the number of business journeys during the day.
  • Telecommuting - Outlines ways to promote telecommuting.
  • Case Studies - Presents best practice examples of travel behaviour change, along with their results.

Producing and using Transport Access Guides
Roads and Traffic Authority

This guide presents a brief step-by-step guide to developing a Workplace Transport Access Guide (TAG) that is responsive to local needs. Importantly, the guide provides practical advice on how to format, present and publicise the TAG to maximise its effectiveness.

Table of contents

What is a Transport Access Guide? p 2
How to develop a Transport Access Guide? p 3
How to present a Transport Access Guide? p 4
How to use, promote a Transport Access Guide to get the most out of it p 5
A checklist for trip generators p 6

Planning Guidelines for Walking and Cycling
NSW Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources; Roads and Traffic Authority
December 2004

These guidelines aim to assist land-use planners (and other professionals) within local councils, consultancies and State agencies to improve consideration of walking and cycling in their work. At the broadest level, they show how metropolitan strategies, masterplans and Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) can help create urban form that is conducive to walking and cycling. At a more detailed level, they show how Development Control Plans, developer contributions plans and development assessment processes can reinforce these broader plans through funding mechanisms, provision of facilities and design outcomes that are supportive of walking and cycling. Of particular benefit is their "Checklist", which provides a comprehensive list of the main considerations.

Table of contents

Introduction p 1
Policy context p 5
Plan-making p 9
Designing cities p 15
Designing neighbourhoods p 23
Developer contributions p 35
Development assessment p 39
Paths and trails p 51
Checklist p 59
References p 65

Improving Transport Choice – Guidelines for planning and development
NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning; Transport NSW; Roads and Traffic Authority
August 2001

These guidelines are part of the Integrating Land Use and Transport policy package. They provide advice on how local councils, the development industry, state agencies, other transport providers, and the community can i) better integrate land use and transport planning and development ii) provide transport choice and manage travel demand to improve the environment, accessibility and livability. They focus on creating areas, land uses and development designs that support more sustainable transport outcomes. In particular they provide principles, initiatives and best practice examples for locating land uses and designing development that encourages viable and more sustainable transport modes than the private car, such as public transport, walking and cycling.

Table of contents

Introduction p 1
Improving transport choice p 3
Accessible development principles p 7
The land use planning process p 21
Location and design guidelines p 25
Practice issues and initiatives p 43
Bibliography p 57

Healthy by Design
National Heart Foundation (Victorian Division)
June 2004

These guidelines aim to assist planners (and other professionals) to incorporate design considerations that positively impact on people's health and wellbeing, into daily planning processes. Although written for the Victorian context, the focus is on design elements that encourage active living, addressing issues such as: walking and cycling routes; streets; local destinations; open space; public transport; seating, signage, lighting, fencing and walls; fostering community spirit. Of particular benefit is the "Matrix of Like Design Considerations", which seeks to demonstrate the synergies between the different guidelines that influence built environment design.

Table of contents

How to use this resource p 4
What is "Healthy by Design"? p 5
The role of local government in healthy planning p 6
The need for healthy planning p 7
Design considerations p 8
Matrix of Like Design Considerations p 23
Case Studies p 27
Putting healthy planning into practice p 33
References p 33
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