Pursuant to subclause 3.4(1) of Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 (“the Rule”) and a delegation from the NZ Transport Agency, I, Glenn Bunting, Network Manager, authorise the installation and maintenance of cycle and pedestrian pavement markings:
- for the purpose described in Schedule 1;
- in the form and layout set out in Schedule 2;
- at the locations stated in Schedule 3;
- for the period specified in Schedule 4; and
- subject to the evaluation outlined in Schedule 5.
The cycle and pedestrian pavement markings may be installed for the purpose of evaluating their use and the trial will be called the “cycle and shared path markings trial”.
Schedule 1—Purpose of trial
The purpose of the trial is to:
- evaluate the effectiveness and safety of identifying cycle paths and shared paths with pavement markings only, as an alternative to installing signs and markings as required in clause 11.4 of the Rule;
- enable the use of a cycle symbol with dimensions that are different from those specified in diagram M2-3 in Schedule 2 of the Rule to improve the shape of the symbol from a pedestrian’s point of view;
- assess cyclists’ and pedestrians’ understanding and use of cycle paths and shared paths that are identified with pavement markings only.
Schedule 2—Form and layout of cycle and shared path markings
- Cycle paths, used by cyclists only, must be marked with the cycle symbol in diagram M2-3 of Schedule 2 of the Rule.
- Shared paths, used by pedestrians, cycles, wheeled recreational devices or mobility devices, must be marked with the cycle symbol in diagram M2-3 and the pedestrian symbol in diagram M2-4 of Schedule 2 of the Rule, subject to the variation authorised in Schedule 2(d) of this notice.
- Shared paths where pedestrians, cycles, wheeled recreational devices or mobility devices are restricted to a specific side or part of the path, or where the path is separated for users travelling in different directions, must be marked to indicate the nature of the restriction with appropriate markings conforming with Schedule 2 of the Rule and with the cycle symbol in diagram M2-3 and the pedestrian symbol in diagram M2-4 of Schedule 2 of the Rule, subject to the variation authorised in Schedule 2(d) of this notice.
- On shared paths, the longitudinal dimension of the cycle symbol in diagram M2-3 of Schedule 2 of the Rule may be reduced in proportion to its lateral dimension so that the wheels appear circular to a pedestrian approaching the cycle marking.
- Cycle paths and shared paths must be marked with the symbols indicated in Schedule 2(a), (b), (c) or (d) of this notice:
- at the start of the cycle path or shared path; and
- after every roadway or pathway with which the cycle path or shared path intersects.
- Additional markings that conform with the description in this schedule may be installed if the road controlling authority considers it necessary to identify cycle paths or shared paths or to discourage the use of the paths by unauthorised users.
- The luminance contrast between a marking and its background must be at least 70%, measured in accordance with section 5.3 of RTS 14 – Guidelines for facilities for blind and visually impaired pedestrians.
The locations approved for this trial are:
|Road Controlling Authority||Location|
|Auckland Transport||Beach Road shared path, between Mahuru Crescent and Britomart Place.|
|Auckland Transport||Beaumont Street shared path, between Fanshawe Street and Victoria Street.|
|Auckland Transport||Britomart Place shared path.|
|Auckland Transport||Matakana Bridge shared path (new bridge on the eastern side of the bridge for motor vehicles).|
|Auckland Transport||Orpheus Drive shared path, between Seacliffe Road and Onehunga Harbour Road.|
|Auckland Transport||Te Whau Walkway shared path, from New Lynn Olympic Park to Te Atatu Road.|
|Auckland Transport||Upper Queen Street shared path, between Alex Evans Street and Canada Street.|
|Christchurch City Council||All shared paths in Hagley Park.|
|Christchurch City Council||Christchurch Boys’ High School shared path, between Kahu Road and Straven Road.|
|Christchurch City Council||Dovedale Avenue shared path, between Waimairi Road and the University of Canterbury entrance.|
|Christchurch City Council||Grassmere Street to Rutland Street shared path.|
|Christchurch City Council||Ilam Fields shared path, between Waimairi Road and Ilam Road.|
|Christchurch City Council||Northern Line shared path, from Tuckers Road to Kilmarnock Street.|
|Christchurch City Council||Old Blenheim Road shared path, between Deans Avenue and Mandeville Street.|
|Christchurch City Council||Riccarton Bush shared path, between Ngahere Street and Kahu Road|
|Christchurch City Council||University Drive shared path, between Ilam Road and Clyde Road.|
Schedule 4—Period of trial
The trial may begin after the publication of this notice and, unless terminated earlier, must end by 30 November 2016.
An evaluation must be undertaken and a report prepared which includes discussion and analysis of the following:
- measurement of cycle and pedestrian volumes using the facilities;
- measurement of cyclists’ and pedestrians’ compliance with the restrictions on using cycle paths, shared paths and footpaths;
- an assessment of cyclists’ and pedestrians’ recognition and understanding of the markings used to identify a cycle path or shared path and the methods used to indicate the transition between roadways, cycle paths, shared paths and footpaths;
- a summary of feedback received from cyclists, pedestrians and the general public during the trial; and
- a description of any operational issues which arose during the trial and how they were resolved.
An interim evaluation report must be sent to me by 31 May 2016 and a final report by 31 March 2017.
Signed at Wellington this 30th day of November 2015.
GLENN BUNTING, Network Manager.